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A name used instead of or in addition to a person's ordinary given name and surname; a byname.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Urquhart (1611–1660), author and translator. From classical Latin ag-, variant of ad- ad- + name, after classical Latin agnōmen agnomen.
with object With double object, in pass. To be styled or called instead of or in addition to an ordinary given name and surname.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Urquhart (1611–1660), author and translator. From agname.
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