Definition of Hypocoristic

1. a. Endearing; diminutive; as, the hypocoristic form of a name.



Definition of Hypocoristic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a nickname, usually indicating intimacy with the person. ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypocoristic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypocoristic

hypocists
hypocitraturia
hypocleidia
hypocleidium
hypocomplementemia
hypocomplementemic vasculitis
hypocone
hypocones
hypoconid
hypoconule
hypoconulid
hypoconulids
hypocorism
hypocorisms
hypocoristic (current term)
hypocoristical
hypocoristically
hypocoristics
hypocorticoidism
hypocortisolism
hypocotyl
hypocotyls
hypocracy
hypocrateriform
hypocraterimorphous
hypocreales
hypocretin
hypocretins
hypocrisie

Literary usage of Hypocoristic

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1. Graeco-Persian Names by Alvin Harrison Morton Stonecipher (1918)
"hypocoristic SUFFIXES SUFFIXES used in forming hypocoristic names, together with the names in which they appear. a. ..."

2. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1917)
"The suffix of a deteriorative adjective, just as that of the hypocoristic adjectives (sec. 28), can express an emotion felt toward , the modified ..."

3. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"Like most diminutive suffixes -w/.o- shows various hypocoristic shades of ... This secondary derivation of hypocoristic notions from small size is not only ..."

4. The Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania by Hilprecht. H. V. (1905)
"In addition to these shortened names we find even at this early period several groups of hypocoristic forms. An important paper on Semitische Kosenamen has ..."

5. Transactions by Cambridge Philological Society (1904)
"Now I consider it a partial explanation of these facts, if we assume that in some cases the d-suffix had in Indo- European a ' hypocoristic' sense, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Simple names appear to have been more frequent in early times, but some are in reality hypocoristic, ie, abbreviated forms of compound names, ..."

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