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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nickname  \Nick"name`\,  n.  [OE.  ekename  surname,  hence  a 
  nickname,  an  ekename  being  understood  as  a  nekename, 
  influenced  also  by  E.  nick,  v.  See  {Eke},  and  {Name}.] 
  A  name  given  in  contempt,  derision,  or  sportive  familiarity; 
  a  familiar  or  an  opprobrious  appellation. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nickname  \Nick"name`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Nicknamed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Nicknaming}.] 
  To  give  a  nickname  to  to  call  by  a  nickname. 
  You  nickname  virtue;  vice  you  should  have  spoke. 
  I  altogether  disclaim  what  has  been  nicknamed  the 
  doctrine  of  finality.  --Macaulay. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  familiar  name  (often  a  shortened  version  of  a  person's 
  given  name);  "Joe's  mother  would  not  use  his  nickname  and 
  always  called  him  Joseph"  [syn:  {moniker},  {cognomen},  {sobriquet}, 
  v  :  give  a  nickname  to  [syn:  {dub}] 

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