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").
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moniker definition

[ˈmɑnəkɚ]
and monniker
  1. n.
    a nickname. : With a moniker like that, you must get in a lot of fights.
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Example sentences
Frequent poster under another moniker for anonymity.
Hunter-gatherers' practice of scouring surroundings for edible plants is
  responsible for only half of their moniker.
As its moniker suggests, this small fish is something of a puzzle.
It's a popular moniker of cubital tunnel syndrome-neuritis, or inflammation of
  the ulnar nerve.
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