English noun: nickname
|1. ||nickname (communication) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)|
|Samples||Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph.|
Henry's nickname was Slim.
|Synonyms||byname, cognomen, moniker, sobriquet, soubriquet|
|Broader (hypernym)||appellation, appellative, denomination, designation|
|2. ||nickname (communication) a descriptive name for a place or thing|
|Samples||The nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'.|