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middle name

noun

Simple Definition of middle name

  • : a name between a person's first name and family name

  • : a word that accurately describes a person's qualities

Full Definition of middle name

  1. 1 :  a name between one's first name and surname

  2. 2 :  a term that is particularly apt to denote a person's qualities or affinities <patience is her middle name>

Examples of middle name

  1. President John F. Kennedy's middle name was Fitzgerald.



1835

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1835


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