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nick·name

 (nĭk′nām′)
n.
1. A descriptive name added to or replacing the actual name of a person, place, or thing.
2. A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
tr.v. nick·named, nick·nam·ing, nick·names
1. To give a nickname to.
2. Archaic To call by an incorrect name; misname.

[Middle English neke name, from a neke name, alteration of an eke name : eke, addition (from Old English ēaca; see aug- in Indo-European roots) + name, name; see name.]

nick′nam′er n.

nickname

(ˈnɪkˌneɪm)
n
1. a familiar, pet, or derisory name given to a person, animal, or place: his nickname was Lefty because he was left-handed.
2. a shortened or familiar form of a person's name: Joe is a nickname for Joseph.
vb
(tr) to call by a nickname; give a nickname to
[C15 a nekename, mistaken division of an ekename an additional name, from eke addition + name]

nick•name

(ˈnɪkˌneɪm)

n., v. -named, -nam•ing. n.
1. a name substituted for the proper name of a person, place, etc., as in affection, ridicule, or familiarity.
2. a familiar form of a proper name, as Jim for James and Peg for Margaret.
v.t.
3. to call by a nickname.
4. Archaic. to call by an incorrect or improper name; misname.
[1400–50; late Middle English nekename, for ekename (the phrase an ekename being taken as a nekename). See eke2, name]
nick′nam`er, n.

nickname

A combination of two separate unclassified words that is assigned an unclassified meaning and is employed only for unclassified administrative, morale, or public information purposes.

nickname


Past participle: nicknamed
Gerund: nicknaming

Imperative
nickname
nickname
Present
I nickname
you nickname
he/she/it nicknames
we nickname
you nickname
they nickname
Preterite
I nicknamed
you nicknamed
he/she/it nicknamed
we nicknamed
you nicknamed
they nicknamed
Present Continuous
I am nicknaming
you are nicknaming
he/she/it is nicknaming
we are nicknaming
you are nicknaming
they are nicknaming
Present Perfect
I have nicknamed
you have nicknamed
he/she/it has nicknamed
we have nicknamed
you have nicknamed
they have nicknamed
Past Continuous
I was nicknaming
you were nicknaming
he/she/it was nicknaming
we were nicknaming
you were nicknaming
they were nicknaming
Past Perfect
I had nicknamed
you had nicknamed
he/she/it had nicknamed
we had nicknamed
you had nicknamed
they had nicknamed
Future
I will nickname
you will nickname
he/she/it will nickname
we will nickname
you will nickname
they will nickname
Future Perfect
I will have nicknamed
you will have nicknamed
he/she/it will have nicknamed
we will have nicknamed
you will have nicknamed
they will have nicknamed
Future Continuous
I will be nicknaming
you will be nicknaming
he/she/it will be nicknaming
we will be nicknaming
you will be nicknaming
they will be nicknaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nicknaming
you have been nicknaming
he/she/it has been nicknaming
we have been nicknaming
you have been nicknaming
they have been nicknaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nicknaming
you will have been nicknaming
he/she/it will have been nicknaming
we will have been nicknaming
you will have been nicknaming
they will have been nicknaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nicknaming
you had been nicknaming
he/she/it had been nicknaming
we had been nicknaming
you had been nicknaming
they had been nicknaming
Conditional
I would nickname
you would nickname
he/she/it would nickname
we would nickname
you would nickname
they would nickname
Past Conditional
I would have nicknamed
you would have nicknamed
he/she/it would have nicknamed
we would have nicknamed
you would have nicknamed
they would have nicknamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nickname - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)nickname - 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
2.nickname - a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
Verb1.nickname - give a nickname to
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

nickname

noun pet name, label, diminutive, epithet, sobriquet, familiar name, moniker or monicker (slang), handle (slang) He got the nickname of "Ginger" because of his red hair.

nickname

noun
The word or words by which one is called and identified:
Slang: handle, moniker.
Translations
لَقَبلَقَبٌيُعْطي لَقَبا
přezdívkadát přezdívku
øgenavngive øgenavnkælenavn
lempinimiliikanimilisäniminimetä
כינוי חיבהשם לוואי
nadimak
gúnynévragadványnév
uppnefnaviîurnefni
aishōニックネーム
별명
cognomen
pravardžiuoti
dot palamuiesaukaiesaukt
dati vzdevekvzdevek
smeknamn
ชื่อเล่น
takma adad takmaklâkaplâkap takmak
biệt hiệu

nickname

[ˈnɪkneɪm]
A. Napodo m, mote m
B. VTapodar, dar el apodo de
they nicknamed him Nobbyle dieron el apodo de Nobby

nickname

[ˈnɪkneɪm]
nsurnom m
Red got his nickname because of his red hair → Red tient son surnom de ses cheveux roux.
vtsurnommer
to nickname sb sth → surnommer qn qch

nickname

nSpitzname m
vt personbetiteln, taufen (inf); they nicknamed him Baldysie gaben ihm den Spitznamen Glatzköpfchen; Chicago is nicknamed the Windy CityChicago hat den Spitznamen Windy City

nickname

[ˈnɪkˌneɪm]
1. nsoprannome m; (humorous, malicious) → nomignolo
2. vt to nickname sb sthsoprannominare qn qc

nickname

(ˈnikneim) noun
an informal name given in affection, admiration, dislike etc. Wellington's nickname was `the Iron Duke'.
verb
to give a nickname to. We nicknamed him `Foureyes' because he wore spectacles.

nickname

لَقَبٌ přezdívka øgenavn Spitzname παρατσούκλι apodo lempinimi surnom nadimak soprannome ニックネーム 별명 bijnaam tilnavn przezwisko apelido прозвище smeknamn ชื่อเล่น takma ad biệt hiệu 绰号
References in classic literature ?
Zarathustra's habit of designating a whole class of men or a whole school of thought by a single fitting nickname may perhaps lead to a little confusion at first; but, as a rule, when the general drift of his arguments is grasped, it requires but a slight effort of the imagination to discover whom he is referring to.
In time he came to be liked, and well liked too; but by that time the nickname had got well stuck on, and it stayed.
The idea of YOUR swelling around the country and petting yourself with the nickname of Givenaught--intolerable humbug
how could you call him a nickname the very first time you ever saw him?
When you have been here long enough, you will get a nickname, too.
He seemed to have taken his head --round as a bullet--out of a box of marbles, and it is from that, I think, that his comrades of the press--all determined billiard-players--had given him that nickname, which was to stick to him and be made illustrious by him.
His very nickname, "Scratch," arose from a Berserker trick of his, in fighting, of tearing off his opponent's face.
Don't repeat that stupid nickname when you talk of my good friend, Richard Wardour.
These scattered tribes come, one and all, under the title of Nyam-Nyams, and this compound word is only a sort of nickname.
You are a Madame de Genlis and nothing more" (this nickname, bestowed on Vera by Nicholas, was considered very stinging), "and your greatest pleasure is to be unpleasant to people
He went over all the evidence for this supposition--her sudden interest in Hirst's writing, her way of quoting his opinions respectfully, or with only half a laugh; her very nickname for him, "the great Man," might have some serious meaning in it.
His name but I could never learn whether it was his real one, or a nickname that had grown out of his habits and success in life--was Gathergold.