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  Definition of cognomen
  1. the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member''s given name)
  2. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person''s given name); "Joe''s mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry''s nickname was Slim"
Similar Words: surname, family name, last name, nickname, moniker, sobriquet, soubriquet

 

Hyponyms: maiden name

 

Derivational Morphology: dub, nickname

 

 
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