moniker moniker  /ˈmɑ nɪ kər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

Usage(s):

  1. In honor of Radio Shack's decision to start branding itself as The Shack, PTI takes a look back at other questionable company moniker swaps.
  2. The Inzerillo mob family of Palermo has long been referred to by a somewhat wistful moniker: gli Scappati, the Runaways.

News

  1. Marple Township Historical Society honors fire company, MNHS student

    The Broomall Fire Company (BFC) was not the inaugural recipient of the Marple Historical Society (MHS) Preservation Award. It was, however, the first to receive it with its new moniker.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marple Newtown County Press

  2. Lewiston mayor meets with landlords, tenants

    Lewiston Mayor Bob Macdonald said he has had enough of the moniker "The Dirty Lew." The mayor spoke with concerned landlords and tenants Tuesday night at City Hall. Many landlords said they are tired of tenants who don't pay, don't clean up after themselves and trash the apartments. Tenants said they have to deal with landlords who don't fix their apartments and face harsh repercussions for ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WMTW Portland

  3. E3 - Monolith Soft's New Game Appears on Nintendo Direct

    The upcoming Monolith Soft game is still untitled and going by the moniker "X," but a new trailer for it was shown during the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct. This video doesn't give any clearer of an idea of what the story of the game might be, but it shows off a beautiful world and some fantastic music.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: RPGamer

Quotes

  1. "No one quarrelled with it. The moniker stuck to him forever," said Williams, who described Cronkite as "the first modern-day anchor."
    on Jul 17, 2009 By: Brian Williams Source: AFP

  2. "It's no surprise that the concert at Giants Stadium is being billed as Live Earth New York because most New Jersey politicians have never had the guts to challenge the New York moniker draped all over the Meadowlands," said Merkt, a Morris...
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Richard Merkt Source: Newsday

  3. "I had to do something, no matter what it was," stated Tommy Victor. "Looking back, I don't feel like it was an appropriate release under the PRONG moniker. I still feel like the best is yet to come."
    on May 31, 2007 By: Tommy Victor Source: Blabbermouth.net

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