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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ὑποκοριστικός (hupokoristikós), from ὑποκορίζομαι (hupokorízomai, I speak in the language of children), from ὑπό (hupó, below) + κορίζομαι (korízomai, I act like a girl), from κόρη (kórē, girl).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəkəˈɹɪstɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

hypocoristic (comparative more hypocoristic, superlative most hypocoristic)

  1. Relating to a nickname, usually indicating intimacy with the person.
  2. Relating to baby talk.

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hypocoristic (plural hypocoristics)

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

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