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something used instead of a person's realname that either makes it shorter, is a joke, or is a word that describes their personality
Jonathan's friends gave him many nicknames including Tubby due to this large size.
by Musicalqt January 23, 2009
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A catch all word to describe anything that is basic, uncool or untrendy. According to The New York Times, "cheugy (pronounced chew-gee) can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard."

Things that are cheugy:

The New York Times
PT Cruisers
Goldendoodles

Australians

Addison Rae
White people
Billionaires

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A name given to a person that is typically a shorter version of their existing full name. Nicknames can also be given to a person based on personality traits or other defining attributes of that person. The "nickname" usually derives from a friend, family member, or sometimes enemy calling a specific person a name not their own. The "nickname," if catchy enough, will stick and that person will begin being referred to by their nickname moreso than their actual full name.

The term, "nickname" originated from the the time of St. Nicholas when people had a particular difficulty with phonetics. The commoners had difficulty saying Nicholas, so they began calling him: "St. Nick", The term, "nick" also referrs to something being chipped off, such as: "Thou nicked off a piece of thine rock to make it fit in thy dwelling." Over the centuries, nickname became the term for a shortening of someone's full name, like a part of it being nicked off.
My full name is Richard, but you can call me Dick. That is my nickname.
by urbanupdater1 February 09, 2015
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A nickname is a term of familiarity between a person or a thing/another person.
Friend: "I need a new nickname Snugglethug!"
Snugglethug: "How about Two-Dipp?!"
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A name that someone gives you because they don't like your real name
Huh... so your name is Robert... boring name, your nickname is now Bob! Hi Bob!
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