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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
nickname (noun)
1.
a usually descriptive name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to a person, place, or thing
2.
a familiar form of a proper name (as of a person or a city)
nickname (verb)
transitive verb
1.
- misname miscall
2.
to give a nickname to
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
nickname (noun)
a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual
SYNONIMS:
alias, byname, cognomen, epithet, handle, moniker ( monicker), sobriquet ( soubriquet), surname
RELATED WORDS:
appellation, denomination, denotation, designation, label, tag, title; anonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym
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