Definition of Hypocorisms

1. Noun. (plural of hypocorism) ¹



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Definition of Hypocorisms

1. hypocorism [n] - See also: hypocorism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypocorisms

hypocists
hypocitraturia
hypocleidia
hypocleidium
hypocomplementemia
hypocomplementemic vasculitis
hypocone
hypocones
hypoconid
hypoconule
hypoconulid
hypoconulids
hypocorism
hypocorisms (current term)
hypocoristic
hypocoristical
hypocoristically
hypocoristics
hypocorticoidism
hypocortisolism
hypocotyl
hypocotyls
hypocracy
hypocrateriform
hypocraterimorphous
hypocreales
hypocretin
hypocretins

Literary usage of Hypocorisms

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1. Chapters on Language by Frederic William Farrar (1873)
"Plutarch. • See Stallbaum, Plato, Rep. p. 474 E. For the flattering hypocorisms of lovers and parents see Plut. de Leg. Poet, p. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1850)
"Mary" is informed that " Polly" is one of those " hypocorisms," or pet-names, in which our lan- punge abounds. Most are mere abbreviations, as Will, Nat, ..."

3. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1917)
"Furthermore, hypocorisms of the kind mentioned as well as expressions of endearment become deteriorative when used ironically, ..."

4. Milledulcia: A Thousand Pleasant Things Selected from "Notes and Queries" by Robert Conger Pell (1857)
"Polly" is one of those " hypocorisms," or pet-names, in which our language abounds. Most are mere abbreviations, as Will, Nat, Pat, Bell, &c., taken usually ..."

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