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Dictionary definition for: Nickname

1. (n) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person''s given name) "Joe''s mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph" "Henry''s nickname was Slim"

2. (v) give a nickname to

3. (n) a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is "Old Ironsides"

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