Word of the Day – Aug. 23 – Hypocorism

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Noun: Hypocorism  (hye-PAH-kuh-riz-um)

Definition:

1: A pet name.

2: The use of a pet name.

Example sentence: People began to refer to the elusive and mysterious Loch Ness monster by the hypocorism “Nessie” in the 1940’s.

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