Definition of Nickname

1. Noun. A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name). "Henry's nickname was Slim"




2. Verb. Give a nickname to. "They nickname him "Bobby""
Exact synonyms: Dub
Generic synonyms: Call, Name

3. Noun. A descriptive name for a place or thing. ; "The nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"
Generic synonyms: Name

Definition of Nickname

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

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

Definition of Nickname

1. Noun. A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing. ¹

2. Noun. A kind of byname that describes a person by a characteristic of that person. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To give a '''nickname''' to (a person or thing). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nickname

1. to give an alternate name to [v -NAMED, -NAMING, -NAMES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nickname

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niclosamide
nicocodeine

Literary usage of Nickname

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sobriquets and Nicknames by Albert Romer Frey (1887)
"This nickname was given to Ambrose Philips on account of the weakness of ... A nickname given to NP Willis, and compounded from the initials of his name. ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"This is not my name, but indeed it is a nickname that is given me by some that cannot abide me: and I must be content to bear it as a reproach, ..."

3. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"Copper, Captain, in Beaumont and Fletcher's Ride a Wife and Have a Wife (1640), the nickname given to Michael Perez, a loud-mouthed Spanish soldier of great ..."

4. The Law of Unfair Competition and Trademarks: With Chapters on Good-will by Harry Dwight Nims (1917)
"Incorporating under nickname of a Rival. — It is fraudulent to use as a corporate name, a nickname of a rival or of his goods. In the Oneida Trap Case, ..."

5. Annals of the Artists of Spain by William Stirling Maxwell (1891)
"being ever on his lips, the phrase became a byword among the painters, and was fixed upon the young artist as a nickname singularly appropriate to his ..."

6. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"State nickname: "Pine Tree State." State Flower: Fine Cone and Tassel. ... State nickname: "Old Line State." State Flower: Black Eyed Susan. ..."

7. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... William II that he acquired his surname or nickname, Flambard. The exact meaning of the epithet is very obscure, but appears to have some reference to ..."

8. Law of Wills, Executors and Administrators by James Schouler (1915)
"Illustrations of the preceding principles may be multiplied, as in the case of a misnomer, or nickname. A strong reason for admitting extrinsic proof of an ..."

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