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Noun: byname  'bI,neym
  1. A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    "Joe's mother would not use his byname and always called him Joseph";
    - nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, monicker

Derived forms: bynames

Type of: appellation, appellative, denomination, designation

Encyclopedia: Byname