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mon·i·keror mon·ick·er (mŏn′ĭ-kər)
A personal name or nickname.
slang a person's name or nickname
[C19: from Shelta munnik, altered from Irish ainm name]
or mon•ick•er(ˈmɒn ɪ kər)
Slang. name; nickname.
[1850–55; probably < Shelta mŭnnik name (alleged to be a permutation and extension of Irish ainm name)]
moniker- Originally meant a mark left by a tramp on a building or fence to indicate he/she had been there; therefore, a tramp's moniker identified him/her like a signature.
See also related terms for signature.
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|Noun||1.||moniker - 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"|