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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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The idea of YOUR swelling around the country and petting yourself with the nickname of Givenaught--intolerable humbug!
"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.
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.
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.
Princess Diana used to give Prince William and Prince Harry cute nicknames. But after their trip to Scotland, the Princess of Wales came up with a heartbreaking moniker for her sons.
And then there are the nicknames. You might already be familiar with the crazy official names some African clubs have, but the African teams have got some intriguing nicknames.
President Donald Trump has been quick to cook up derisive nicknames for his Democratic critics and rivals: "Crooked" Hillary Clinton, "Goofy" Elizabeth Warren and "Crazy" Bernie Sanders, among others.
Meanwhile, Prince George is not the only member of the royal family who has a unique nickname. In fact, the third in line to the throne also has unique nicknames for the other members of the royal family.
Manzano and Mendiola were asked if they had nicknames when they were kids.