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A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing
“Many Vikings also had a nickname which was used instead of their family name.”
Pretend name for author
A word or expression summarizing a thing's characteristics or a person's principles
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To give a nickname to (a person or thing)
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“The best that can be said for providing the nickname here is that Bush's propensity for nicknaming everyone is so well known that no one is misled that the ‘Kenny Boy’ nickname means anything.”
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