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Byname

noun
1.
A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name).  Synonyms: cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet.  "Henry's nickname was Slim"






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"Byname" Quotes from Famous Books



... third of thy people, thou didst leave behind thee, and came away with my spear through thy throat, so that thou canst not speak rightly ever since, for the sinews of thy throat were severed. And hence is Cuscrid the Stammerer thy byname ever since." ...
— The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland • T. W. Rolleston



Words linked to "Byname" :   denomination, soubriquet, appellative, nickname, appellation, sobriquet, designation



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