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nickname
American English: /ˈnɪkˌneɪm/
British English: /ˈnɪkneɪm/

Translation of nickname in Spanish:

noun

transitive verb

  • she was affectionately nicknamed Sunny
    la llamaban cariñosamente Sunny
    Example sentences
    • He was nicknamed Starlight because his character changed so much once the stars appeared.
    • London has been nicknamed Harare North; Edmonton in Canada has been christened Bulawayo.
    • Miss Wilcox had worn the cap almost every day since buying it a year ago and was nicknamed Ted and Edward because of the brand name.

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