|1.||[ verb ] give a nickname to|
|2.||[ noun ] a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)|
|Synonyms:||cognomen sobriquet soubriquet moniker|
"Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph" "Henry's nickname was Slim"
|Related terms:||appellation dub|
|3.||[ noun ] a descriptive name for a place or thing|
"the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"