byname definition

  • noun:
    • a second title for someone or thing; your surname.
    • A nickname.
    • A pseudonym; nom-de-plume.
    • A ritual name for a god or goddess utilized in Heathenry.
    • a familiar name for you (often a shortened type of a person's provided name)
  • verb:
    • To assign a byname to.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To give a nickname to.

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