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English definition of “nickname”

nickname

noun [C]    /ˈnɪkˌneɪm/
an informal name for someone or sometimes something, used esp . to show affection , and often based on the person's name or a characteristic of the person nickname    /ˈnɪk·neɪm/ verb [T] He was so optimistic that his staff nicknamed him Twinkletoes.
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