Etymology
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Motown

recording label launched 1960 by Berry Gordy Jr., from Mo(tor) Town, perhaps based on Motor City, a nickname for Detroit attested by 1911.

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Definitions of Motown

Motown (n.)
the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor;
Synonyms: Detroit / Motor City
From wordnet.princeton.edu