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byname

noun by·name \ˈbī-ˌnām\

Definition of BYNAME

1
:  a secondary name
2
:  nickname

Examples of BYNAME

  1. <Thomas Edward Lawrence is better known to most people by his byname, Lawrence of Arabia.>

First Known Use of BYNAME

14th century

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