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English noun: nickname

1. nickname (communication) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)


SamplesJoe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph.
Henry's nickname was Slim.


Synonymsbyname, cognomen, moniker, sobriquet, soubriquet


Broader (hypernym)appellation, appellative, denomination, designation

2. nickname (communication) a descriptive name for a place or thing


SamplesThe nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'.


Broader (hypernym)name


English verb: nickname

1. nickname (communication) give a nickname to


ExamplesThey nickname him "Bobby"


Synonymsdub


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)call, name









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