nickname

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /nɪk neɪm/

Noun[change]

Singular
nickname

Plural
nicknames

  1. A nickname is something people call you that is not your real name. This is often something your friends call you for fun, or that you call yourself.
    My name is James, but my friends call my Ferret -- that's my nickname.
    The name "Jenny" started as a nickname for "Jennifer."

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