Antonyms for nicknaming

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nik-neym
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪkˌneɪm

Definition of nicknaming

Origin :
  • mid-15c., misdivision of ekename (c.1300), an eke name, literally "an additional name," from Old English eaca "an increase," related to eacian "to increase" (see eke; also see N). As a verb from 1530s. Related: Nicknamed; nicknaming.
  • As in name : verb give a title
  • As in tag : verb label; attach label
  • As in designate : verb name, entitle
  • As in dub : verb name, label something
  • As in entitle : verb name, label
Example sentences :
  • No ingenuity in nicknaming could extract Carpy from Campbell.
  • Extract from : « Lalage's Lovers » by George A. Birmingham
  • The pigmy, as the late queen had been fond of nicknaming him, was the only giant in the Government.
  • Extract from : « History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete » by John Lothrop Motley
  • He had taken to so nicknaming Edala since the bushbuck hunt and she seemed rather to like it.
  • Extract from : « The White Hand and the Black » by Bertram Mitford
  • The opposition retaliated by nicknaming the leader of the victorious faction the "Czar of Woodbine."
  • Extract from : « Children of the Tenements » by Jacob A. Riis
  • They set up a store on similar lines to those at Quebec, which also the people were not slow in nicknaming "La Friponne."
  • Extract from : « Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime » by William Henry Atherton
  • The scholars signify their contempt for the ushers—officially known as maîtres répétiteurs—by nicknaming them pions or watch-dogs.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877. » by Various

Synonyms for nicknaming

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