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Meaning of HYPOCORISTIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hyp`o*co*ris"tic\, a. [Gr. ?; ? under + ? to
caress.]
Endearing; diminutive; as, the hypocoristic form of a name.

      The hypocoristic or pet form of William. --Dr. Murray.

 

 

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