byname(redirected from bynames)
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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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|Noun||1.||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"|