Definition of nickname verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nickname

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈnɪkneɪm//
 
[often passive]nickname somebody/something + nounVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nickname
 
he / she / it nicknames
 
past simple nicknamed
 
-ing form nicknaming
 
 
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to give a nickname to someone or something She was nicknamed “The Ice Queen.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nickname

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