Adjective "Nicknamed" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Nicknamed


    Definition:

    1. 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.”.

    2. a familiar form of a proper name, as Jim for James and Peg for Margaret. verb (used with object), nicknamed, nicknaming.

    3. to give a nickname to (a person, town, etc.); call by a nickname.

    4. Archaic. to call by an incorrect or improper name; misname.

    Origin:
    nickname

    Examples:

    "scuds can be nicknamed."

    "lords can be nicknamed."

    "cassettes can be nicknamed."

    "wizards can be nicknamed."

    "people/places/organizations can be nicknamed."

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