nickname

Definitions

General English

  • noun a short or informal name given to someone
  • verb to give a nickname to someone

Electronics

  • An alternate name utilized to identify oneself, another individual, a group, or an entity. Used, for instance, to identify oneself when utilizing an instant messaging service, or to identify an email addressee.

Information & Library Science

  • noun an alphabetical list of frequently used names on e-mail, giving the corresponding full and official names and easy access to addresses

Military

  • noun a name (often humorous), which is given to or used by a person instead of his or her real name
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