byname


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byname

(ˈbaɪˌneɪm)
n
1. a name that is additional to a person's main name, such as a surname
2. a familiar, pet, or derisory name given to a person, animal, or place
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Noun1.byname - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)byname - 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"
appellation, appellative, designation, denomination - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
The Resurrection Man - to use a byname of the period - was not to be deterred by any of the sanctities of customary piety.
91] That one is an interesting case, because he took his mother's full byname "de Langeside," and also incorporated her first name into his byname with "Dyson.
By the twentieth century, the "Gush" as it had become known was a byname for poor, overcrowded, unsanitary housing.
Kyk maar na die volgende (en gaan lees die volledige inskrywings as iets nie duidelik is nie), elk met 'n stukkie aanhaling uit die bespreking daarvan: abelardeer ("Dit sit beslis nie elkeen se broek om die woord in beleefde geselskap te gebruik nie"); guillotine ("Taalkundig is dit interessant dat die Franse byname vit die toestel en die naamwoordklas van guillotine vroulik is.
SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO (1485-1547), used the byname of Sebastiano Luciani.
Although it is true that 'Gossart', too, has precedents, so do other variant spellings--not to mention the artist's familiar byname of 'Mabuse', derived from his birthplace, Maubeuge.