Synonyms of nickname


1. nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname, appellation, denomination, designation, appellative

usage: 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. nickname, name

usage: a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"


1. dub, nickname, name, call

usage: give a nickname to

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Definition and meaning of nickname (Dictionary)