mon·​i·​ker | \ ˈmä-ni-kər How to pronounce moniker (audio) \
variants: or less commonly monicker

Definition of moniker

: name, nickname "Hoosier" is a common moniker for a resident of Indiana.

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Examples of moniker in a Sentence

He earned the moniker “Gator” from his days wrestling alligators in Florida. I think “Happy” is an appropriate moniker for someone who smiles so much.

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Earlier this week, Meghan Markle gave birth to her first child with husband Prince Harry, and ever since the royal couple announced his name—Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor—the world has been trying to figure out the moniker's origins. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Prince Harry Dropped a Hint About Baby Archie’s Name Back in October," 10 May 2019 Now, in somewhat of a twist on the form, Dua Lipa is wholeheartedly embracing the moniker. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Is the New Goth Girlfriend of Instagram," 21 Mar. 2019 Bolt d’Oro, the horse with the sportsiest and best name in the 2018 Kentucky Derby according to one writer, almost had another sports connection with its moniker. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "Bolt d'Oro, named for Usain Bolt, was almost named after Conor McGregor," 4 May 2018 In a recent interview, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams clarified how to properly say her character Arya Stark's moniker, ending possible speculation. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Have We Been Pronouncing Arya Stark's Name the Wrong Way All This Time?," 26 Mar. 2019 Louis: Prince Louis of Battenberg was William's great-grandfather's name, as well as the moniker of Lord Mountbatten, Prince Philip's uncle. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "10 Prince George Facts That Prove He Is One Adorable Royal," 22 July 2018 Morgan’s new favorite kit is inspired by the 99ers, the moniker earned by the 1999 US Women’s National Team who won the Cup after a penalty shootout against China at the Los Angeles Rose Bowl. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Nike Unveils the US Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup Kit," 11 Mar. 2019 Chef Samin Nosrat, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, is hosting a new food and travel series with the same moniker. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Samin Nosrat's Beloved Cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Is Now a Travel Food Show on Netflix," 17 Oct. 2018 One year ago, Ka’oir wore a head-to-toe Gucci bodysuit to a Miami Heat game that was a clear reference to her husband’s rap moniker, and since then, the two have taken their like-minded fashion sensibilities to even greater extremes. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir Continue Their Courtside Hot Streak," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of moniker

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moniker

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

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English Language Learners Definition of moniker

informal : a name or nickname

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