moniker

or mon·ick·er

[ mon-i-ker ]
/ ˈmɒn ɪ kər /
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noun Slang.

a person's name, especially a nickname or alias.

Nearby words

  1. monic,
  2. monica,
  3. monicker,
  4. monied,
  5. monies,
  6. monilethrix,
  7. monilia,
  8. monilial,
  9. moniliasis,
  10. moniliform

Origin of moniker

1850–55; probably < Shelta mŭnnik name (alleged to be a permutation and extension of Irish ainm name); final -er may represent -er1 or, as a spelling of ə, simply release of the k

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Examples from the Web for monicker

  • But Monicker goes to these dances and he says they're right nice.

  • Don't sound reasonable, I admit, with a monicker like that, but I let the old boy spin along.

    Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford


British Dictionary definitions for monicker

moniker

monicker

/ (ˈmɒnɪkə) /

noun

slang a person's name or nickname

Word Origin for moniker

C19: from Shelta munnik, altered from Irish ainm name

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Word Origin and History for monicker
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