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pet name

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Synonyms for nickname

the word or words by which one is called and identified

Synonyms for nickname

a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

a descriptive name for a place or thing

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give a nickname to

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They were honest, honorable men in their dealings, but the people had given them a couple of nicknames which were very suggestive--Herr Givenaught and Herr Heartless.
Aladdin isn't a nickname exactly; anyway, he laughed and seemed to like it.
Whatever he may be called in history, he was known in camps and on the battlefield under the nickname of Old Blood-and-Thunder.
Bagnet briskly, "here we are, Lignum and myself"--she often speaks of her husband by this appellation, on account, as it is supposed, of Lignum Vitae having been his old regimental nickname when they first became acquainted, in compliment to the extreme hardness and toughness of his physiognomy--"just looked in, we have, to make it all correct as usual about that security.
I believe he owed his nickname entirely to the popular prejudice against a day-boy; and in view of the special reproach which the term carried in my time, as also of the fact that his father was one of the school trustees, partner in a banking firm of four resounding surnames, and manager of the local branch, there can be little doubt that the stigma was undeserved.
These scattered tribes come, one and all, under the title of Nyam-Nyams, and this compound word is only a sort of nickname.
He gave an impression of lassitude, and his nickname was eminently appropriate.
They were all bombs of various types mostly in glass--none of the German airships carried any guns at all except one small pom-pom (to use the old English nickname dating from the Boer war), which was forward in the gallery upon the shield at the heart of the eagle.
He went over all the evidence for this supposition--her sudden interest in Hirst's writing, her way of quoting his opinions respectfully, or with only half a laugh; her very nickname for him, "the great Man," might have some serious meaning in it.
Grey, I find, was known out here altogether by the nickname of Monty.
Among the bayfarers he had gained the nickname of "The Centipede" on account of his long arms.
When you have been here long enough, you will get a nickname, too.
Since Emily had seen her last, her personal appearance doubly justified the nickname by which her late mistress had distinguished her.
Don't repeat that stupid nickname when you talk of my good friend, Richard Wardour.
That early bird got such a big worm he could hardly carry him off," laughed Aunt Jessie, as the children shouted over the joke suggested by Mac's nickname.