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nick·name / ˈnikˌnām/ • n. a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name. • v. [tr.] give a nickname to; call by a nickname: his fraternity brothers nicknamed him “The Bird” because of his skydiving skills.

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nickname a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name. The word is recorded from late Middle English, and comes from an eke name (eke meaning ‘addition’) misinterpreted, by wrong division, as a neke name.

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nickname XV. ME. nekename, f. -n of AN + †ekename (XIV), f. eke addition (see EKE2) + NAME, after ON. aukanafn.

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