middle name



middle name (plural middle names)

  1. a name between the first given name and the family name or surname; a second or subsequent given name.
    I go by David but it's my middle name; my full name is William David Mason.
  2. (figuratively) a trait, activity, or action closely associated with or aptly describing a person
    Think twice about playing for cash because "Poker" is her middle name.
    I won't tell anyone. "Discretion" is my middle name.
  3. (Philippines) one's mother's maiden name


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