Hypocorism in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Hypocorism

a pet name or nickname

Examples of Hypocorism in a sentence

Although his name was Barry, his hypocorism was the Flash.  🔊

Preferring to go by his hypocorism, James rarely answered to anything other than Junior.  🔊

The Olympian earned his hypocorism, Shot, by scoring the winning goal for the U.S.A.  🔊

Even though he always went by his hypocorism with friends, his mother preferred to call him by his birth name.  🔊

Loving to embarrass his daughter, Jake always called her by her hypocorism, Shnookums, in public.  🔊

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