Noun nickname has 2 senses
  1. 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
  2. nickname - a descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"
    --2 is a kind of
,Verb nickname has 1 sense
  1. dub, nickname - give a nickname to
    --1 is one way to name, call
    Derived form: noun nickname1
    Sample sentence:
    They nickname him "Bobby"