Monday, March 28, 2016
Citations for cognomen
He went by the exclamatory cognomen of "Oh-Oh;" a name bestowed upon him, by reason of the delighted interjections, with which he welcome all accessions to his museum.
The name she came with, a hoity-toity cognomen handed down through generations of fawn-colored champions, seemed infernally unsuitable for her, like calling a crocodile Daisy Truehart.
Origin of cognomen
Cognomen derives from the Latin nōmen meaning "name." It entered English in the early 1800s.