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moniker

[mon-i-ker] /ˈmɒn ɪ kər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a person's name, especially a nickname or alias.
Also, monicker.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; probably < Shelta mŭnnik name (alleged to be a permutation and extension of Irish ainm name); final -er may represent -er1 or, as a spelling of ə, simply release of the k
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British Dictionary definitions for monikers

moniker

/ˈmɒnɪkə/
noun
1.
(slang) a person's name or nickname
Word Origin
C19: from Shelta munnik, altered from Irish ainm name
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Word Origin and History for monikers
moniker
1849, said to be originally a hobo term (but attested in London underclass from 1851), of uncertain origin; perhaps from monk (monks and nuns take new names with their vows, and early 19c. British tramps referred to themselves as "in the monkery").
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