middle name

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of middle name

1835

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MIDDLE NAME Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of middle name for English Language Learners

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

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


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