Definitions of nickname:
  • noun:   a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    Example: "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"
  • noun:   a descriptive name for a place or thing
    Example: "The nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"
  • verb:   give a nickname to

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