adjective see hypocorism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hypocoristical — hypocoristˈic or hypocoristˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑hypo …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • hypocoristic — 1. adjective pertaining to a nickname, usually indicating intimacy with the person See Also: hypocorism, hypocoristical, hypocoristically 2. noun A nickname …   Wiktionary

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