cognomen cognomen

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
  2. (n) the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

Usage(s):

  • This lyrical cognomen somewhat obscures the film's intent: to expose the seamier side of the beauty-contest business.
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/ˈsɪ nɪk /