Nicknames

A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing. Commonly used to express affection, it is a form of endearment and amusement. It can also be used to express defamation of character, particularly by school bullies. As a concept, it is distinct from both pseudonym and stage name, and also from a title (for example, City of Fountains), although there may be overlap in these concepts. A hypocoristic is a nickname of affection between those in love or with a close emotional bond. "Moniker" is a synonym.

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CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 30 May 2024 English

How Silicon Valley ideologies about lean startups and nudge theory have shaped Africa’s development sector.

Much more than just branding exercises, these nicknames also capture the aspiration that African tech


MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 29 May 2024 English

First, at the end of 2021, after intensive communication and consultation, China and the Philippines reached the “gentlemen’s agreement.” During the first few months of the current Philippine administration, both …

armed with thousands of missiles with ominous nicknames such as "carrier killers" and the "Guam Express


Amnesty International · 22 May 2024 English

The report analyses, from a gender perspective, the pattern of harassment and criminalization of former prosecutors, former judges, former members of the now defunct Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), …

appearance or mental capacity, using derogatory nicknames and attributing sexual relations to them in order


IMF: International Monetary Fund · 15 May 2024 English

Many central banks are currently exploring the possibility of issuing retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). While the primary objective varies between jurisdictions, many central banks consider improved cross-border payments …

sometimes called aliases, such as phone numbers, nicknames, and email addresses, for addressing CBDC payments


U4: U4 Anti-corruption Resources Centre · 6 May 2024 English

This indicator captures the perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in the rules of society and specifically the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police and …

over a wide array of lucrative sectors, earning nicknames such as ‘minister of heaven and earth’, and ‘Monsieur


Odysseus Academic Network · 30 April 2024 English

In the case of unaccompanied minors, the information contained in the screening form should be provided to the representative of the child or the person trained to safeguard the best …

full name and where appropriate, former names, nicknames or pseudonyms, current and former nationality


V-Dem: Varieties of Democracy Institute · 30 April 2024

V-Dem Democracy Indices – Section 2.1 V-Dem High-Level Democracy Indices – Section 2.2 V-Dem Mid-Level Indices: Components of the Democracy Indices Subcomponents of the V-Dem High-Level Democracy Indices. [...] – …

expression "collective body." Do not include nicknames. If multiple Heads of State were appointed in expression "collective body." Do not include nicknames. If multiple heads of government were appointed


EU: European Union · 17 April 2024 English

This study presents an overview of how the issue of obstetric and gynaecological violence is currently being apprehended in the EU. Based on research carried out across the EU 27 …

or discrediting remarks and 31.4% were called nicknames or were infantilised87. ES: 25.1% of women reported


PILAR: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar · 16 April 2024 Croatian

For the English and Scottish hooligans, the skinhead era was roughly up to 1983—84 and the casual era after that, with 1989 being the end of the initial heyday of …

‘Sime’ preferred to be referred to only by their nicknames. All other interviewees requested that their full


PILAR: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar · 16 April 2024 English

For the English and Scottish hooligans, the skinhead era was roughly up to 1983—84 and the casual era after that, with 1989 being the end of the initial heyday of …

‘Sime’ preferred to be referred to only by their nicknames. All other interviewees requested that their full


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