middle name


middle name

noun

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

First Known Use of MIDDLE NAME

1835

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