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first name

noun as in given name

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Example Sentences

He still pinches himself, he said, for being on first-name basis with folks like the Clintons.

Voters are on a first-name basis with candidates because of it.

That warm, fuzzy feeling is reciprocated—more often than not on a first-name basis.

"Doan' go so fas', Hoo," called Mr. Lum, for they had long since reached the first-name stage.

Why, then, are you on first-name terms with everyone in the scientific group except me?

It seemed unlikely that necktie drummers would be on terms of first-name intimacy with Shakespeare.

They had dropped formality and were on a first-name basis now.

I'm not normally a first-name-snatcher, but I do seem to have fallen into saying 'Milt.'


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to first name, such as: given name, baptismal name, baptism name, christian name, and forename.

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