moniker

noun mon·i·ker \ ˈmä-ni-kər \
variants: or less commonly monicker

Definition of moniker

: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of moniker

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


MONIKER Defined for English Language Learners

moniker

noun

Definition of moniker for English Language Learners

  • : a name or nickname



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