(a.) Endearing; diminutive; as, the hypocoristic form of a name.
(n.) A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
(v. t.) To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
(1) By the 1860s, French designs were using larger front wheels and steel frames, which although lighter were more rigid, leading to its nickname of “boneshaker”.
(2) Nickname: SuperSarko the Omnipresident Quote: "What made me who I am now is the sum of all the humiliations suffered during childhood."
(3) (Observer, June 2013) Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet , 40 Current job: MP Nicknames: The harpist, "Madame Condescendante" (Bertrand Delanoë), "L'emmerdeuse" (Pain in the neck – Jacques Chirac) Campaign slogan: Une nouvelle énergie pour les Parisiens (A new energy for Parisians) Born: Paris Family: Daughter of a local mayor, granddaughter of a former French ambassador and great-granddaughter of one of the founder members of the French Communist party.
(4) Now 7, Jackson said the boy, nicknamed Blanket as a baby, was his biological child born from a surrogate mother.
(5) In the original exchange, Scudamore warned Nick West, a City lawyer who works with the Premier League on broadcasting deals, to keep a female colleague they nicknamed Edna “off your shaft”.
(6) The Tories will try to stick him with the nickname 'Bottler Brown'.
(7) Barra’s main rivals in the single-speed category were Willo and a rider nicknamed Neu York, representing the Gorilla Smash Squad.
(8) Nicknamed Mr 10 Percent, Zardari spent several years in prison under previous administrations.
(9) But as Brigitte goes on to explain, Bordeaux laboured for decades under the nickname La Belle Endormie – sleeping beauty.
(10) Across town in Le Central restaurant, nicknamed Hollande's canteen, the atmosphere is jovial.
(11) His deputy, Dokuchayev, is believed to be a well-known Russian hacker who went by the nickname Forb, and began working for the FSB some years ago to evade jail for his hacking activities.
(12) Nicknamed “Mr Padre”, the left-hander had a 20-year career in Major League Baseball , all of it with San Diego.
(13) Burns' ability to ride out a storm earned him the nickname "Teflon Terry".
(14) A former Socialist party leader, he is a jovial, wise-cracking believer in consensus politics, who aides say never loses his rag and who so hates fights that he was once nicknamed "the marshmallow" within his own party, or "Flanby", after a wobbly caramel pudding.
(15) The best-known editions are the military versions covered in red plastic and shrunk to fit the pocket of an army uniform – hence the book's nickname in the west.
(16) When the old BBC governors – a system of governance that essentially dated back to 1922 – was dismantled in 2006 the outcry that there might be something quickly nicknamed Ofbeeb was deafening.
(17) Even the nickname given to him of Monsieur Flanby, after a caramel pudding, over his perceived wobbly political views, lost its relevance as he elaborated his programme.
(18) Since becoming Denmark's first female prime minister two years ago, Thorning-Schmidt has had to contend with the media nickname of "Gucci Helle", so called because of her fondness for designer clothes.
(19) Xinhua, Beijing’s official news service, said Micius, a 600kg satellite that is nicknamed after an ancient Chinese philosopher, “roared into the dark sky” over the Gobi desert at 1.40am local time on Tuesday, carried by a Long March-2D rocket.
(20) While it was always possible to wash down the superb Rhodesian beef with fine Portuguese and South African wines at several hotels, Salisbury had difficulty living up to its nickname of Surbiton in the Bush.