- Present participle of nickname.
Variant of nickname
- an additional or substitute name given to a person, place, or thing: usually descriptive and given in fun, affection, or derision, as “Doc,” “Shorty,” etc.
- a familiar, often shorter, form of a proper name, as “Dick” for “Richard”
Origin of nickname; from (a)n ekename ; from Middle English ekename, surname: see eke and amp; name