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 is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule. The term hypocoristic is used to refer...
- table of U.S. state and territory nicknames, including officially adopted nicknames, and other traditional nicknames for individual states and territories...
- Moonie, Queensland in Australia was founded in 1840. It is also a common nickname in English-speaking countries. In more recent times it has also been used...
- Blackie or Blacky is the nickname of: George Blackburn (American football) (1913-2006), American collegiate football head coach Blackie Chen, Taiwanese...
- Bertie is a nickname, often a diminutive form (hypocorism) of Albert, Bertram, Robert, etc. The nickname may refer to: Edward VII of the United Kingdom...
- Red is the nickname of: People: Red Adair (1915–2004), American oil field firefighter Red Adams (1921–2017), American baseball player, scout, and coach...
- Church and List of Latinised names Lists portal Lists of nicknamesnickname list articles on Wikipedia Westminster Seminary California clark...
- Joker or the Joker is a nickname for: Joker Arroyo (born 1927), Filipino lawyer, politician and senator Novak Djokovic (born 1987), Serbian tennis player...
- Tank is the nickname of: David "Tank" Abbott (born 1965), mixed martial artist Júlio Baptista (born 1981), Brazilian football player nicknamed "The Tank"...
- Doc or, less commonly, The Doc is the nickname of: Doc Holliday (1851–1887), American gunfighter, gambler and dentist William Frank Carver (1851-1927)...