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Middle name   /mˈɪdəl neɪm/   Listen
Middle name

noun
1.
A name between your first name and your surname.






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"Middle name" Quotes from Famous Books



... sketch I sold for you to Mr. Wyndham when we were tramping through France? You told me when you came back from Paris that it wasn't quite finished. You'd meant to put on a few more touches—and your signature. Well, 'Wyndham' was only the middle name. I never told you much about that day. I was half ashamed, because it was the day when my romance began and—broke. I hoped it might begin again sometime, but—but—you shall hear the whole story ...
— Everyman's Land • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... of {nadger}, poss. from the middle name of an infamous {tenured graduate student}] To make a bonehead move with consequences that could have been foreseen with even slight mental effort. E.g., "He started removing files and promptly adgered the whole ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0



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