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Meaning of NICKNAME

Pronunciation:  'nik`neym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a familiar name (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"
  2. [v]  give a nickname to

NICKNAME is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: cognomen, dub, moniker, sobriquet, soubriquet
 See Also: appellation, appellative, call, denomination, designation, name



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nick"name`\, n. [OE. ekename surname, hence, a
    nickname, an ekename being understood as a nekename,
    influenced also by E. nick, v. See {Eke}, and {Name}.]
    A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity;
    a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
  2. \Nick"name`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nicknamed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Nicknaming}.]
    To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
          You nickname virtue; vice you should have spoke.
          I altogether disclaim what has been nicknamed the
          doctrine of finality.                    --Macaulay.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing a nickname in your dream, represents your feelings and memories of the person who is referred to by that nickname. If the nickname is not familiar, then it may be a pun on something or a metaphor. Dreaming that someone is calling you by a nickname, suggests that you are trying to change they way you and others see you.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: affectionate name, agnomen, appellation, appellative, baptize, byname, byword, call, christen, cognomen, define, denominate, denomination, designate, diminutive, dub, entitle, epithet, first name, handle, hypocoristic, identify, label, moniker, name, nominate, pet name, sobriquet, specify, style, tag, term, title