nickname

[nick┬Ěname]

Your special, fond name for your cousin is a nickname. If his name is Steven, his nickname might be Steve or it might very well be "Stinky" or "Junior."

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A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.

Noun
a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person''s given name); "Joe''s mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry''s nickname was Slim"

Noun
a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides''"

Verb
give a nickname to


n.
A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.

v. t.
To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.


Nickname

Nick"name` , n. [OE. ekename surname, hence, a nickname, an ekename being understood as a nekename, influenced also by E. nick, v. See Eke, and Name.] A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.

Nickname

Nick"name`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nicknamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nicknaming.] To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
You nickname virtue; vice you should have spoke.
I altogether disclaim what has been nicknamed the doctrine of finality.

Nicolaitan

Ni`co*la"i*tan , n. [So called from Nicolas of Antioch, mentioned in Acts vi. 5.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of certain corrupt persons in the early church at Ephesus, who are censured in rev. ii. 6, 15.

A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.

To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.

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Usage Examples

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.

My nickname for my mom was 'The Compass.'

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Other Usage Examples

You know what's funny is that I have this ongoing relationship with the city of Washington D.C. I went to George Washington University, and my nickname was K-Dub - based on G-Dub - and I'm now on the board of trustees at George Washington University.

My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That's what my parents called me. I also got 'Teddy Ruxpin' a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out 'James Franco' my junior year of high school, I didn't correct her.

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