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Definitions for moniker
ˈmɒn ɪ kərmoniker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, bynamenoun

    a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

    "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"


  1. monikernoun

    A personal name or nickname.

    The rookie policewoman was upset being called Lemon Drop until she realized that everyone on the police force has a moniker.

  2. monikernoun

    A signature

  3. Etymology: First attested 1849, of origin. Amongst suggestion are back-slang for eke-name, the Shelta word munik, or monk. Partridge (A Dictionary of Historical Slang) suggests it is a corruption of Monogram which fits well with the use in the sense of signature.


  1. moniker

    A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing. Commonly used to express affection, a form of endearment, and sometimes amusement, it can also be used to express defamation of character. As a concept, it is distinct from both pseudonym and stage name, and also from a title (for example, City of Fountains), although there may be overlap in these concepts.


  1. moniker

    A moniker is a name or nickname that is used to identify a person, often in a cultural or informal context. It can be an alternative or shortened name that may reflect someone's characteristics, profession, or a specific fame they have gained. Monikers are typically chosen or given by others, and they serve as a unique identifier associated with an individual.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moniker in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moniker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of moniker in a Sentence

  1. Grange Lady Haig Rutan:

    As an author I found it fascinating interviewing luminaries of the jazz world for over 15 years, beginning with a phone call from Red Rodney on a Thanksgiving Day in 1989 and then a phone call from Stan Getz on Christmas Day; their comments set in motion the quest to write a book about my first husband, Al Haig, the chosen pianist of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who gave me the moniker 'Lady Haig' one blustery cold night outside of Birdland on a January night) - and later Stan Getz.”

  2. Shawn VanDiver:

    We started to bring everyone together under the #AfghanEvac moniker because everyone was doing a bunch of different, and often duplicative, stuff. We didn't need more groups, we needed to add capacity and streamline efforts so that everyone is working from the same sheet of music, we needed to deconflict to make everyone's efforts more safe and efficient.

  3. Los Angeles-based TV producer:

    Re-branding can be incredibly difficult, los Angeles-based took ABC Family years to lose that moniker, even long after they had switched focus in programming.

  4. Dana Lovejoy:

    I tell every teacher I know about what happened to me in an effort to protect them from the same thing happening to them. I am not the first to have this 'up-skirting' happen, and the recent stories in the news prove I am not the last, the fact that the action has been given a moniker is evidence that this is taking place too often and with little or no recourse for victims. Our laws have not kept up with our technology.

  5. Sarah Huny Young:

    This isn't, of course, to say that I'm the only person that gets to celebrate women in the U.S. or that I have ownership of the title or moniker ‘American Woman’ in any way. However, that the original AMERICAN WOMAN series is very specifically about black women in America — American for multiple generations, first-generation American, or American via naturalization or dual citizenship — is a very important distinction that I intend to protect.

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