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Nickname meaning

nickname - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. a descriptive name for a place or thing; " the nickname for the U. S. Constitution is ` Old Ironsides'"
  3. 3. A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
  4. 4. To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
  5. 5. Name given in sport or contempt.

nickname - examples of usage

  1. Damyris, stay: her nickname then is Dammy: so we may call her when we grow familiar; and to begin that familiarity- Dammy, here's to you.
  2. They will say " Abel," as an Old Testament name, should neither have been given to an un- puritanic character, nor ought it to have been turned into a nickname.
  3. Neither is a nickname.
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