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synonyms for nicknames

  • epithet
  • moniker
  • sobriquet
  • style
  • tag
  • appellation
  • byname
  • byword
  • denomination
  • diminutive
  • handle
  • label
  • familiar name
  • pet name
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How to use nicknames in a sentence

Nicknames among this class of poor whites in the South seem singularly like those in vogue in New England.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
In these rages he called everybody who would bear it pigs, dogs, and other more unsavory nicknames.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Many surnames have come down from nicknames given to people because of their good or bad qualities.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
"They rather like nicknames in this part of the world," he answered.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
The ears are particularly my own and have a defiant way of leaving the head that has earned a score of insulting nicknames.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
In their youth, he says, his brothers were known at home by nicknames that hit off their characters well.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Down in this quarter of New York nicknames come easily, and once applied they adhere to the end.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
He had been compelled to accept these offensive nicknames, and, finding rebellion vain, he had finally acquiesced in them.
BOYHOOD IN NORWAYHJALMAR HJORTH BOYESEN
These animal names, according to him, were at first perhaps nicknames, such as are occasionally to be found even to-day.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
I am unable to understand how Mr. Howitt can say that he knows no Australian case of such nicknames being adopted.
THE SECRET OF THE TOTEMANDREW LANG
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