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Definition of Nickname

Nickname

  1. A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
  2. To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.

Nickname Quotations

I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was 'Einstein.'
Stephen Hawking

My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That's what my parents called me. I also got 'Teddy Ruxpin' a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out 'James Franco' my junior year of high school, I didn't correct her.
James Franco

John legend is a nickname that somebody started calling me a while ago and part of it is 'cos I sound like an old man when I sing.
John Legend

OK, I have a nickname. My family calls me 'Trey' because I'm William the third. My dad has the same name, which is always confusing because my dad is well known, and I'm also known.
Bill Gates

Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
Thomas Paine
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Nickname Translations

nickname in French is surnom
nickname in German is Spitzname
nickname in Italian is nomignolo
nickname in Spanish is apodo

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