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.

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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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Sasha Siem has already released two albums, but the upcoming Holy, due in spring of 2019, will be her first under the moniker Frigga—a reference to the Norse goddess of love and destiny. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Watch the Exclusive Premiere of Frigga’s “Flower Flower” Video," 7 Sep. 2018 Gonzaga’s coaches picked up on it when Norvell’s father used the moniker during a visit, so Snacks followed the shooting guard to Spokane. Washington Post, "“Snacks” Norvell fires up low-key Gonzaga," 21 Mar. 2018 The ray-tracing rendering technique produces real-time light reflections and cinematic effects that have been demonstrated under Nvidia’s RTX moniker in recent months. Tom Warren, The Verge, "How to watch today’s Nvidia GeForce announcement," 20 Aug. 2018 And keep an eye out for a new eyeshadow palette (bestowed with the adorable moniker Starshine), the Shimmer Dimmer Mattifying Stick, and six new shades of Fleshy Lips, the brand's Your Lips But Better lipstick. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Flesh Beauty Introduces Hide the Evidence, a Double-Sided Concealer With Two Shades," 13 Aug. 2018 Kohler is located in the former site of De Giulio Kitchen & Bath, which is now at 34222 Woodward Ave. with the new moniker De Giulio Kitchen Studio. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Kybun Joya Shoes, sports collectibles, sushi, whiskey fill downtowns," 9 July 2018 Since then, Baker has gotten much of the far north’s tourism sector on board with the new moniker. David Ferry, San Francisco Chronicle, "“Upstate CA?” Northern California has an image problem," 6 June 2018 Lots has been written about the booming tech scene in Mexico, in particular in the city of Guadalajara, which is the latest place to be given some kind of Silicon Valley moniker. New York Times, "Mexico Has Its Spyware. A Reporter Has a Few Phones to Juggle.," 28 Feb. 2018 There are no place names and the characters are all known by informal monikers. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: A Critical Mass of Absurdist Misapprehensions," 30 Nov. 2018

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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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