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.
Recent Examples on the Web The singer, 30, revealed the unique moniker on Wednesday morning in the caption of a black-and-white photo, which showed Brown holding the newborn’s tiny feet. Jen Juneau,, "Chris Brown Reveals Name of Newborn Son with Ex-Girlfriend Ammika Harris," 11 Dec. 2019 Uber, under the moniker Uber Money, wants to be a bank for its drivers (and maybe riders, too). Wired, "Every Tech Company Wants to Be a Bank—Someday, At Least," 16 Nov. 2019 The company has not publicized any renderings or other artwork of what a train’s interior and exterior would like under the Virgin Trains USA moniker. David Lyons,, "Brightline will be called Virgin Trains USA. So when will you see the new name on trains?," 12 Nov. 2019 But Tom Ziegelbauer, who is running for mayor on Tuesday’s ballot under the moniker Batman4Mayor, said there’s blame to go around. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Ghost council meeting in Federal Heights speaks to tumult at the top of city government," 4 Nov. 2019 Everton came into the game having lost four in a row, even earning themselves the moniker as the side who can't defend corners., "Manuel Pellegrini Is West Ham's Best Manager in Years - But He Got it Dreadfully Wrong at Everton," 20 Oct. 2019 Working under the moniker Marc With a C, Sidoreus has been a staple of Orlando’s indie music scene for two decades. Trevor Fraser,, "Marc With a C shares more of himself with Obscurity Show in Orlando," 2 Aug. 2019 Greece had objected that its former moniker, Macedonia, implied a claim to the Greek region of the same name. The Economist, "The Economist’s country of the year Which nation improved the most in 2019?," 18 Dec. 2019 Gone will be numbers like the current monikers, replaced by words. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Cadillac has big changes ahead for its lineup and manufacturing," 12 Dec. 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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The first known use of moniker was in 1851

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7 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Moniker.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of moniker

informal : a name or nickname

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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