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nickname

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈnɪk.neɪm/
B1 an informal name for someone or something, especially a name that you are called by your friends or family, usually based on your real name or your character: We always use the nickname Beth for our daughter Elizabeth. "Darwin" was the nickname he was given at high school, because of his interest in science.
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  • Do you have any nicknames?
  • As a child, he was given the nickname 'Brackets' because of his bandy legs.
  • We all had nicknames at school.
nickname
verb [T + obj + noun ] uk   us  
The campsite has been nicknamed "tent city" by visiting reporters.
Translations of “nickname”
in Arabic كُنْية, لَقَب…
in Korean 별명…
in Malaysian nama timangan…
in French surnom…
in Turkish lakap, takma ad…
in Italian soprannome…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外號, 綽號, 諢名…
in Russian прозвище, кличка…
in Polish przydomek, przezwisko…
in Vietnamese biệt danh…
in Spanish apodo…
in Portuguese apelido…
in Thai ชื่อเล่น…
in German der Spitzname…
in Catalan sobrenom…
in Japanese あだ名…
in Indonesian julukan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 外号, 绰号, 诨名…
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