Associations to the word «Nickname»
NICKNAME, noun. A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing.
NICKNAME, noun. A kind of byname that describes a person by a characteristic of that person.
NICKNAME, verb. (transitive) To give a nickname to (a person or thing).
NICKNAME, noun. A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim".
NICKNAME, noun. A descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'".
NICKNAME, verb. Give a nickname to.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.