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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

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

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
William Hazlitt

My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
Satchel Paige

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
Alan Alda

I had a nickname in junior high, and I'm loathe to say this: 'potato lady.'
Rashida Jones
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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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