street name



street name ‎(plural street names)

  1. The slang term for something.
    • 2008 January 19, Peter Sagal (host), Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio
      Police quickly determined that the street name for holy sand was “cocaine” and said that the man’s arrest has made them think twice about the holy tic tacs and holy parsley they’ve seen lately.
  2. A person’s nickname, such as a gangster or mafia name.