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 or nick, also known as a sobriquet, is a substitute for the proper name of a person, place or thing. It is commonly used to express affection...
- 1917, New Zealanders were also being called "Kiwis", supplanting other nicknames such as "Enzedder". The kiwi has long had a special significance for the...
- 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...
- Blackie or Blacky is the nickname of: George Blackburn (American football) (1913–2006), American collegiate football head coach Blackie Chen, Taiwanese...
- The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States and Canada is the name officially adopted...
- state, federal district and territory nicknames, including officially adopted nicknames and other traditional nicknames for the 50 U.S. states, the U.S. federal...
- **** 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...
- This is a list of nicknames of Major League Baseball teams and players. It includes a complete list of nicknames of players in the Baseball Hall of Fame...
- 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner, Lester Young, Holiday made...
- As a nickname, JJ, J.J., or J. J. may refer to: Justo Justo or JJ (1941–2012), Filipino columnist and news presenter J.J. Caucus, a character in the Doonesbury...