- nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
--1 is a kind of appellation, denomination, designation, appellative
Derived form: verb nickname1
- nickname - a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"
--2 is a kind of name