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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 25th March 2018
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moniker (noun) MON-ik-a

Real name or nickname. (There are several variant spellings.)

Monicker comes from the word munik, which means name in Shelta, the language used by travelling people in Britain and Ireland.

Suppose you call me Percy? Some peach of a moniker, Percy, ain't it?

Marie Conway Oemler, Slippy McGee. Amazon

The lads were surprised that these men should not use their Christian names, but as they were accustomed to hearing all the section laborers and every harvester called by a "monicker" or "name-de-rail", they kept their thoughts to themselves.

Leon Ray Livingston, The Trail of the Tramp. Amazon

Brazil's mastery of the arresting football moniker has always been closely linked to its domination of the game itself.

Barney Ronay, Guardian, 21 October 2006. Guardian

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