the name stuck

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the name stuck

used to say that everyone started calling a person or thing by a certain name
  • One of the kids called him "Stretch," and the name stuck.

Word by Word Definitions

name play
  1. : a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

  2. : a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

  3. : a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. : to give a name to : call

  2. : to mention or identify by name

  3. : to accuse by name

  1. : of, relating to, or bearing a name

  2. : appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

  3. : having an established reputation

stuck
  1. : past tense and past participle of stick


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