Hypocorisms

What is a hypocorism? This article discusses the definition and provides examples.

When Dick Cheney said, “We’re in deep doo-doo,” he was expressing himself with hypocorisma.

Hypocorisma is a type of euphemism derived from a Greek word meaning “pet name.”

The English word hypocorism may be defined as “the diminutive or otherwise altered version of a given name.”

To learn more about hypocorisms, click here.

Kelly and Nancy

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