HyperDic: nickname

English > 3 senses of the word nickname:
NOUNcommunicationnickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, bynamea familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
communicationnicknamea descriptive name for a place or thing
VERBcommunicationnickname, dubgive a nickname / nickname to
nickname > pronunciation
Soundsnih'kney.m
Rhymesacclaim ... tame: 34 rhymes with eym...
English > nickname: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name).
Examples
  • "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"
  • "Henry's nickname was Slim"
Synonymsmoniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname
Broaderappellation, denomination, designation, appellativeidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
Spanishapelativo, apellido, apodo, cognomen, mote, remoquete, sobrenombre
Catalanàlies, sobrenom
Verbsnicknamegive a nickname / nickname to
English > nickname: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA descriptive name for a place or thing.
Example"the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is 'Old Ironsides'"
BroadernameA language unit by which a person or thing is known
English > nickname: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive a nickname / nickname to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey nickname him "Bobby"
Synonymdub
Broadername, call, know as, be known asAssign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
Spanishapodar
Catalananomenar, sobrenomenar
Nounsnicknamea familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

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