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.”
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