Definition of moniker in English:


(also monicker)


  • A name.

    • ‘The dominant voice throughout the narrative is a sensitive, somewhat misguided young woman who assumes various monikers, yet retains the same endearing, familiar tone.’
    • ‘They eschew their given names for monikers like ‘Hotstick,’ ‘Bo’ and ‘Socks.’’
    • ‘Their identities are hidden by monikers like Mr A or Mr X.’
    • ‘The new monikers allow people to talk about old concepts as if they were new, a useful practice in breaking old bad habits.’
    • ‘He's now got a snazzy new site design, a new monicker and the same incisive, witty Labour-supporting commentary that made him such a favorite of mine during his first run at the job.’
    • ‘He took his moniker from a nickname given to him as child by his grandmother because he was ‘game for anything’.’
    • ‘Just as the birds' Latin names are mixed up, so are the common monikers.’
    • ‘The monikers the crews have chosen for the wooden-floored Bedford trucks that are to represent the frontline defence against the flames are cute, but that's where the comfort stops.’
    • ‘Apparently, you aren't a made man unless you have a monicker to append to your given name.’
    • ‘In no particular order, listed below is a sampling of the many monikers that I have been marked as, by my surprisingly loving brother.’
    • ‘Can you name the artist's solo title, her Spice moniker and her actual name?’
    • ‘I know he selects his own papal name, so I hope he gives himself a moniker no pope has ever had.’
    • ‘That was all it took to give the product, which already had some other nicknames, a new moniker.’
    • ‘The biggest mutual funds like to adorn themselves with high-minded monikers like Fidelity, Puritan, Flagship, and Strong American.’
    • ‘The name Pickles won out over monikers such as Ralph, Kermit and Winston.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, the weapons are inspired by contemporary real world armaments, to the extent that some, but not all, bear the monikers of specific makes or models.’
    • ‘Moondog is the ethereal moniker by which the Fifties Manhattan street musician Louis Hardin was known.’
    • ‘While a handful of new names are completely new to the list, others are previously ranked companies with new monikers or new owners.’
    • ‘Those other nicknames are Gosselin's musical monikers.’
    • ‘With three speech scrolls, Quinatzin engages the two men to his right, whom the painter identifies with ethnic monikers instead of personal names.’
    title, denomination, honorific, label
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Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.