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nick•name



Pronunciation: (nik'nām"), [key]
n., v., -named, -nam•ing.


n.
1. a name added to or substituted for the proper name of a person, place, etc., as in affection, ridicule, or familiarity: He has always loathed his nickname of “Whizzer.”
2. a familiar form of a proper name, as Jim for James and Peg for Margaret.

v.t.
1. to give a nickname to (a person, town, etc.); call by a nickname.
2. Archaic.to call by an incorrect or improper name; misname.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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