n. pet name.
   ♦ hypocoristic(al), a.

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  • hypocorism — noun Etymology: Late Latin hypocorisma, from Greek hypokorisma, from hypokorizesthai to call by pet names, from hypo + korizesthai to caress, from koros boy, korē girl Date: 1850 1. a pet name 2. the use of pet names • hypocoristic or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Hypokorismus — Hy|po|ko|ris|mus der; , ...men <über spätlat. hypocorisma aus gleichbed. gr. hypokórisma; vgl. ↑...ismus> Veränderung eines Namens in eine Kurz od. Koseform …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pet name — noun a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix) Billy is a hypocorism for William • Syn: ↑hypocorism • Hypernyms: ↑name * * * n diminutive, endearment, term of endearment, nickname FORMAL …   Useful english dictionary

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