Word of the Day – July 15 – Hypocorism

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Dee Dee - Word of the Day

Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Hypocorism  (hahy-POK-uh-riz-uhm)

Definition:

1. A pet name.

2. The practice of using a pet name.

3. The use of forms of speech imitative of baby talk, especially by an adult.

Sample sentence: “Little Miss Muffet” was the hypocorism my dad gave me when I was a little girl.

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