monicker

moniker

[mon-i-ker]
noun Slang.
a person's name, especially a nickname or alias.
Also, monicker.


Origin:
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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moniker or monicker (ˈmɒnɪkə)
 
n
slang a person's name or nickname
 
[C19: from Shelta munnik, altered from Irish ainm name]
 
monicker or monicker
 
n
 
[C19: from Shelta munnik, altered from Irish ainm name]

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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").

monicker
see moniker.
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