middle name


noun

the part of a person's name occurring between the first and family names, as a second given name or a maternal surname.

Nearby words

  1. middle lobe syndrome,
  2. middle loup,
  3. middle low german,
  4. middle management,
  5. middle meningeal vein,
  6. middle palaeolithic,
  7. middle paleolithic,
  8. middle palisade,
  9. middle passage,
  10. middle path

Origin of middle name

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for middle name

middle name

noun

a name between a person's first name and surname
a characteristic quality for which a person is knowncaution is my middle name
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