nicknamenoun [ C ]uk /ˈnɪk.neɪm/ us /ˈnɪk.neɪm/
- 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.
(Definition of “nickname” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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