Definition of nickname


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • nickname is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 16 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • nickname is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of nickname

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

    Examples

    1. Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph
    2. Henry's nickname was Slim

    Synonyms

    1. byname
    2. cognomen
    3. moniker
    4. sobriquet
    5. soubriquet

  • give a nickname to (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dub

  • a descriptive name for a place or thing (noun)

    Examples

    1. the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'

See definition of nickname in Merriam Webster