Definition of Nickname. Meaning of Nickname. Synonyms of Nickname

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Definition of Nickname

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
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. --Shak. I altogether disclaim what has been nicknamed the doctrine of finality. --Macaulay.

Meaning of Nickname from wikipedia

- A nickname (also moniker) is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing. Commonly used to express affection, a form of endearment...
- **** is a nickname most often for Richard which likely originated in the Middle Ages as rhyming slang for "Rick", as did William->Will->Bill and Robert->Rob->Bob...
- This is a list of nickname-related list articles on Wikipedia. A nickname is "a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as...
- The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States is the name officially adopted by that institution...
- Blackie or Blacky is the nickname of: George Blackburn (American football) (1913–2006), American collegiate football head coach Blackie Chen, Taiwanese...
- As a nickname, Hook or the Hook may refer to: John Lee Hooker (1912–2001), American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Hook Dillon (1924–2004), American...
- table of U.S. state and territory nicknames, including officially adopted nicknames and other traditional nicknames for the 50 U.S. states and the District...
- Bertie is a nickname, often a diminutive form (hypocorism) of Albert, Bertram, Bertrand, Robert, etc. The nickname may refer to: Edward VII of the United...
- Buck is the nickname of the following people (for fictional characters, see Buck): Lynn Compton (1921–2012), lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan's trial for...
- Bunny is the nickname of: Bunny Ahearne (1900–1985), British ice hockey promoter Bunny Adair (1905–1994), Queensland politician and roustabout Bunny Allen...