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nickname

(1) An alternate name used to identify yourself in a chat room.

(2) A shortcut for identifying a recipient in an email address book.
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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."
"He has got his nickname because he is the most unpopular man in his ship.
His name but I could never learn whether it was his real one, or a nickname that had grown out of his habits and success in life--was Gathergold.
Whatever he may be called in history, he was known in camps and on the battlefield under the nickname of Old Blood-and-Thunder.
This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
ALLOA ATHLETIC Nickname - The Wasps Stadium (capacity) - Indodril Stadium (3,100) Manager - Peter Grant Championship odds - 66/1 Pipped Queens to the play-offs last year and were never beaten by the Doonhamers.
And since Prince William and Prince Harry had a blast at the annual Boxing Day shoot, Princess Diana came up with the nickname "Killer Wales" for her boys.
Biden -- or "Sleepy Joe" as Trump calls him -- offered the new nickname in response to a question raised at a small fundraising event in Columbia, South Carolina, according to a pool report and a readout from the Biden campaign.
I would like to know how he got the nickname. I also would like to know about a player by the name of Harry Simpson.
Prince George has reportedly been given an adorable nickname by some of his friends from school.