Adjective "nicknamed" definition and examples

(Nicknamed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnɪkneɪm/

Definitions and examples

noun

A familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name.
  1. 'Most people weren't generally familiar with his nickname; he was too serious a person.'
  2. 'They were using familiar nicknames for each other since the child was very close to his mentor and defender.'
  3. 'My mom uses baby talk with her, calling her new-found names and nicknames on the spur of the moment.'
  4. 'Finally, I have to regret the use of first names and nicknames for women, while men are given surnames, honorifics and initials.'
  5. 'It was his first name, but we always went by nicknames or first names.'
  6. 'He said that people were known by their nicknames rather than their real names, so he would not have known him as Fred.'
  7. 'It is not uncommon for an estate owner to be known by a nickname or abbreviated name.'
  8. 'But then I also have trouble changing from a full name to a nickname for people.'
  9. 'The four-times World Cup champions are the only major sporting country in which athletes are most commonly known by their first names or nicknames.'
  10. 'There are a lot of different kinds of railway cars, their names and nicknames familiar to most people, but there are only a few that bear the name of their inventor.'

verb

Give a nickname to.
  1. 'On their barrels the crews have nicknamed their armoured behemoths.'
  2. 'In the US it is nicknamed the ‘devil's drug’ and blamed for addiction and social problems.'
  3. 'Skipjack tuna, or skippies, as they are nicknamed, can be seen flashing their silver just under the surface.'
  4. 'He was nicknamed Starlight because his character changed so much once the stars appeared.'
  5. 'London has been nicknamed Harare North; Edmonton in Canada has been christened Bulawayo.'
  6. 'He said he nicknamed her ‘eight-ball’ because of the black bruising on her face.'
  7. 'From what I have read, Chicago is nicknamed the windy city for different reasons.'
  8. 'Meantime her relationship with her screen love-interest Richard Gere turned arctic as he grew impatient with her erratic behaviour, calling her unstable and nicknaming her ‘Nervous Nellie’.'
  9. 'And being nicknamed the Toffeemen isn't harming Everton, currently fourth in the Premiership.'
  10. 'Miss Wilcox had worn the cap almost every day since buying it a year ago and was nicknamed Ted and Edward because of the brand name.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"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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Origin

(nickname)Late Middle English: from an eke-name ( eke meaning ‘addition’: see eke), misinterpreted, by wrong division, as a neke name.