nickname : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n 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
- n a descriptive name for a place or thing
the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'
- v give a nickname to
- He pledged a fraternity, acquired the "Biername" (drinking nickname) of "Toni," and at frothy functions would bang his stein on an oak table in unison with the rest of them.
- Chicago businesswoman Valerie Jarrett has earned all sorts of nicknames as an aide to President-elect Barack Obama from "First Friend" to "big sister" to "the other half of .
- No Happiest Mayor a nickname for Las Vegas gladhander Oscar Goodman cavorting about his city, a showgirl on either hip.
- Scott Horowitz in Forbes
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...
- Vice President Dick Cheney in FOXNews
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...
- Ed Rendell in USA Today
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...