Problem

Pet names

Other Names:
Abusive nicknames
Hypocorism
Nature:

A hypocorism ( hy-POK-ər-iz-əm or HY-pə-KORR-iz-əm; from Ancient Greek: ὑποκόρισμα (hypokorisma), from ὑποκορίζεσθαι (hypokorizesthai), 'to call by pet names') or pet name is a name used to show affection for a person or object. It may be a diminutive form of a person's name, such as Izzy for Isabel or Bob for Robert, or it may be unrelated.

Broader Problems:
Teenage language jargon
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST