moniker

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noun mon·i·ker \ˈmä-ni-kər\
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monicker

Definition of moniker

  1. :  name, nickname <“Hoosier” is a common moniker for a resident of Indiana.>

Examples of moniker in a sentence

  1. He earned the moniker Gator from his days wrestling alligators in Florida.

  2. I think Happy is an appropriate moniker for someone who smiles so much.

Origin and Etymology of moniker

probably from Shelta (language of Irish itinerants) mŭnnik, modification of Irish ainm


First Known Use: 1851


MONIKER Defined for English Language Learners

moniker

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noun mon·i·ker \ˈmä-ni-kər\

Definition of moniker for English Language Learners

  • : a name or nickname



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