nickname nickname  /ˈnɪk ˌneɪm/


  1. (n) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
  2. (n) a descriptive name for a place or thing
  3. (v) give a nickname to


  1. No Happiest Mayor a nickname for Las Vegas gladhander Oscar Goodman cavorting about his city, a showgirl on either hip.
  2. Names, especially nicknames, pet names and the like, can be incredibly literal things in China.
  3. As if to underline the point, Fu has adopted the nickname Carrie--as in Bradshaw, of Sex and the City.


  1. In Chicago, the 'Blackhawks' nickname isn't a big issue

    Chicago's Indian-head logo and nickname hasn't sparked controversy similar to those in North Dakota and Washington.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Henry Cavill's Old Yearbook Photo and Sweet Dog-Walking Past Revealed!

    Can you believe that Superman used to go by the nickname "Fat Cavill"? An old (and kinda adorable) yearbook photo Henry Cavill from his early teen years found its way...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: E! Online


    CROMWELL -- His nickname is the Belgian Bomber, but Nicolas Colsaerts would like to be known for being more than just a blaster of the golf ball.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

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  1. "The nickname I use for the lander is, it's a pickup truck," Horowitz said in a Monday news conference from Houston. "You can put whatever you want in the back. You can take it to wherever you want. So you can deliver cargo, crew, do it...
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Scott Horowitz Source: Forbes

  2. "Most of you knew me long before anyone called me Darth Vader," Cheney said in a speech at The Washington Institute last week. "I've been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no. After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: FOXNews

  3. "His NFL nickname, Mad Dog, belied the fact that he was a true gentleman and an accomplished business leader," Gov. Ed Rendell said in a statement. "After retiring from football, he entered the financial services industry with the same...
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: USA Today

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