What does the word nickname mean?

Usage examples for nickname

  1. When Sister Angelica called her by her nickname instead of by the Asylum number, Flibbertigibbet knew she was in high favor. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. " It's a sort of nickname for him," explained Winona. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. In the first place, he could smell powder a league off, and took wing at the sound of a musket; secondly, the nickname was based on an innocent military pun, which his position in the regiment warranted. – Juana by Honore de Balzac