nickname: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nik'nām"), [key]
— n., v., -named, -nam•ing.
- 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.”
- a familiar form of a proper name, as Jim for James and Peg for Margaret.
- to give a nickname to (a person, town, etc.); call by a nickname.
- to call by an incorrect or improper name; misname.
- nickname (Thesaurus)