hypocoristic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὑποκοριστικός (hupokoristikos), from ὑποκορίζομαι (hupokorizomai, I speak in the language of children), from ὑπό (hupo, below) + κορίζομαι (korizomai, I act like a girl), from κόρη (korē, girl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəkəˈɹɪstɪk/

Adjective[edit]

hypocoristic (comparative more hypocoristic, superlative most hypocoristic)

  1. Relating to a nickname, usually indicating intimacy with the person
  2. Relating to baby talk

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Noun[edit]

hypocoristic (plural hypocoristics)

  1. A nickname, especially one indicating intimacy and formed through a shortening of the original name.

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