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Noun: nickname  'nik,neym
  1. A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    "Henry's nickname was Slim"; "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph";
    - moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname, monicker
     
  2. A descriptive name for a place or thing
    "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is 'Old Ironsides'"
Verb: nickname  'nik,neym
  1. Give a nickname to
    - dub

Derived forms: nicknamed, nicknaming, nicknames

Type of: appellation, appellative, call, christen, denomination, designation, name

Encyclopedia: Nickname