Middle-name definition

A name that occurs between a person's first name and surname.
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A name, commonly another given name or a maiden name, between the first name and the surname.
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(figuratively) A trait, activity, or action closely associated with or that excellently describes a person.

Think twice about playing for cash because "Poker" is her middle name.

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A name between the given name and the family name or surname.

I go by David but it's my middle name; my full name is William David Mason.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
middle-name
Plural:
middle-names