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Definition of 'nickname'


  1. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
       Synonyms: moniker cognomen sobriquet soubriquet byname
  2. a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"


  1. give a nickname to
       Synonyms: dub

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