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Knickname also spelled nickname, is an alternative version of the proper term for a name added to or substituted for the proper name of a person, place, etc., as in affection, ridicule, or familiarity.

Proper use of the term Knickname is demonstrated when one places another persons "Knickname" or "Nickname" in between their first and last name.
John "Insert appropriate Knickname" Doe
Chris "I stand corrected" Rakers
by Smart Accountant October 12, 2007
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