from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A descriptive name added to or replacing the actual name of a person, place, or thing.
- n. A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
- transitive v. To give a nickname to.
- transitive v. Archaic To call by an incorrect name; misname.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing.
- n. A kind of byname that describes a person by a characteristic of that person.
- v. To give a nickname to (a person or thing).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name given in affectionate familiarity, sportive familiarity, contempt, or derision; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
- transitive v. To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to a person in contempt, derision, or reproach; an opprobrious or contemptuous appellation.
- n. A familiar or diminutive name.
- To give a nickname to.
- To apply a familiar or diminutive name to: as, John, nicknamed Jack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
- n. a descriptive name for a place or thing
- v. give a nickname to
Oshirina: This Japanese nickname is a word coined from "oshiri" (butt) and "Rina", the first name of actress/model Rina Akiyama.
Plus, he says his nickname is short for "Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone" which is quite the opposite of what we see on the album cover, it must have been something misleading with it.
His nickname is Spanish for "cinnamon blond" because of his red hair and light skin color.
The Ecuadorean's nickname translates as "street dog", but Benitez's display was that of a striker intent on being top dog by the time McLeish uses Carson Yeung's cash to bolster Birmingham's squad.
If I ever have a mother-in-law, I guess my nickname is the abnormal one.
Funny how the nickname is actually longer than the real name
Has anyone else pointed out that your nickname is an anagram for Karl Rove?
Already, his nickname is as synonymous with his identity as "Air Jordan" is to Michael's and "Magic" is to Earvin Johnson's.
Some nicknames such as Stretch, Red, and Groucho are direct labels of personal characteristics, the term nickname coming from an eke name, which "ekes out" the spirit of the named person.
The video had been available elsewhere before, but when Tatsiana - whose LJ nickname is Zmagarka, “Female Warrior” - posted it on her blog, the reaction of the Cyrillic blogosphere was unprecedented.