hypocorism definition

  • noun:
    • A name of endearment; a pet title.
    • The use of such names.
    • A term of endearment; a pet name.
    • Baby-talk, e.g. bow-wow for dog, choo-choo for train.
    • A pet title.
    • a name of endearment (especially one utilizing a diminutive suffix)

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