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1. 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
2. a descriptive name for a place or thing
the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'
3. A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
4. give a nickname to
5. To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.