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."

Verb[change]

Plain form
nickname

Third-person singular
nicknames

Past tense
nicknamed

Past participle
nicknamed

Present participle
nicknaming

  1. If you nickname something, you give it a nickname.
    My boyfriend Charles is nicknamed Frosty because he loves winter.

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