byname

by-name

[bahy-neym]
noun
1.
a secondary name; cognomen; surname.
2.
a nickname.
Also, byname.


Origin:
1325–75; Middle English

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byname

noun
a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim" [syn: nickname
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