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Hypocoristic
hi-pə-kə-ris-tik
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, mid-19th century
1

A form that denotes a pet name or diminutive form of a name.

Examples of Hypocoristic in a sentence

“She found the hypocoristic to be childish.”

“The father of eight came up with a hypocoristic for each child.”