What is nickname?

  • (noun): A descriptive name for a place or thing.
    Example: "The nickname for the U.S. Constitution is 'Old Ironsides'"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A nickname is "a usually familiar or humorous but sometimes pointed or cruel name given to a person or place, as a supposedly appropriate replacement for or addition to the proper name", or a name similar in origin and pronunciation from the original name.

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Mac (disambiguation) - People
... Mac, nickname of Clark McConachy, a snooker player 'Mac', nickname of Ian McCulloch (singer), lead singer of English band Echo The Bunnymen Mac, a nickname for Mark McGwire, a ... Solid Crew Mạc (surname), a Vietnamese surname "Mac" can also be used as a nickname for Malcolm Alison Mac, British actress Bernie Mac, a comedian from the United States of America ...
Snoop Minnis - Nickname
... Minnis chose the nickname "Snoop" because his favorite rapper was Snoop Doggy Dogg. ...
Collective Nicknames of Inhabitants of A Geographical Place
... demonym, some cities and villages have collective nicknames for their inhabitants ... Belgium in general, where this sort of nickname is referred to in French as "Blason populaire" ...
Black Mamba (disambiguation)
... A nickname of basketball player Kobe Bryant A nickname of the boxer Roger Mayweather A nickname of the martial artist Kultar Gill A nickname of University of Oregon football player De'Anthony Thomas The ...

More definitions of "nickname":

  • (verb): Give a nickname to.
    Synonyms: dub
  • (noun): A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name).
    Example: "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
    Synonyms: moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet

Famous quotes containing the word nickname:

    A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)