nickname

Definition of nickname

nick´name`
n.1.A name given in affectionate familiarity, sportive familiarity, contempt, or derision; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation; as, Nicholas's nickname is Nick.
v. t.1.To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
[imp. & p. p. Nicknamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nicknaming.]
You nickname virtue; vice you should have spoke.
- Shak.
I altogether disclaim what has been nicknamed the doctrine of finality.
- Macaulay.

Related Words

affectionate name, agnomen, appellation, appellative, baptize, byname, byword, call, christen, cognomen, define, denominate, denomination, designate, diminutive, dub, entitle, epithet, first name, handle, hypocoristic, identify, label, moniker, name, nominate, pet name, sobriquet, specify, style, tag, term, title
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