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byname

or by-name

[ bahy-neym ]
/ ˈbaɪˌneɪm /
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noun
a secondary name; cognomen; surname.
a nickname.
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Origin of byname

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English; by- + name
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How to use byname in a sentence

  • The Resurrection Man—to use a byname of the period—was not to be deterred by any of the sanctities of customary piety.

    Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It was not so; and the byname by which I went behind my back confirmed it.

    David Balfour, Second Part|Robert Louis Stevenson
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