Examples from the Web for moniker
“Tu eres como chuleria en pote,” goes the Puerto Rican expression that gave rise to his moniker.
He called the AEI president “the spiritual leader of the capitalist people,” a moniker that Brooks embraces.
In the interim, Herring took a short break from the band to dabble in his side-project—rapping under the moniker Hemlock Ernst.
She even embraced, indeed capitalized on, the sexist "Money Honey" moniker bestowed upon her.Maria Bartiromo: What Went Wrong at CNBC, and Why the ‘Money Honey’ Moved to Fox|Lloyd Grove|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joshua DuBois: Anton, how did you get the moniker "Mr Health Care"?How a Tough-Talking Former Football Star Is Helping to Save Obamacare|Joshua DuBois|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This laconic epitome of a gigantic event had crystallized into a moniker for Carson, and he became solely "Death-on-the-trail."Bulldog Carney|W. A. Fraser
So good an artist should put his "moniker" on his productions.
British Dictionary definitions for moniker
Word Origin for moniker
Word Origin and History for moniker
1849, said to be originally a hobo term (but attested in London underclass from 1851), of uncertain origin; perhaps from monk (monks and nuns take new names with their vows, and early 19c. British tramps referred to themselves as "in the monkery"). Its origins seem always to have been obscure:
Sir H. Rawlinson can decipher cuneiform, but can he tell us why "moniker"--the word has a certain Coptic or Egyptian twang--means a name painted on a trunk? ["The Saturday Review," Dec. 19, 1857]