nickname definition

  • noun:
    • A descriptive name included with or changing the name of someone, destination, or thing.
    • A familiar or shortened as a type of a proper title.
    • A familiar, created given title for people or thing used as opposed to the real title of the individual or thing.
    • a type of byname that describes people by a characteristic of this individual.
    • A name provided in affectionate expertise, sportive expertise, contempt, or derision; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
    • A name directed at you in contempt, derision, or reproach; an opprobrious or contemptuous appellation.
    • A familiar or diminutive title.
    • a familiar name for someone (frequently a shortened version of your offered name)
    • a descriptive title for a place or thing
  • verb-transitive:
    • to offer a nickname to.
    • Archaic To call by an incorrect name; misname.
    • to offer a nickname to; to phone by a nickname.
  • verb:
    • To give a nickname to (someone or thing).
    • give a nickname to
  • others:
    • to offer a nickname to.
    • to use a familiar or diminutive name to: as, John, nicknamed Jack.

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