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Re: Moniker

Posted by Newgirl on March 21, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Moniker posted by Bruce Kahl on March 21, 2001

: : Where does the word 'moniker' come from? (As in 'put your moniker on this(signature))

: One entry found for moniker.
: Main Entry: mon·i·ker
: Variant(s): also mon·ick·er /'mä-ni-k&r/
: Function: noun
: Etymology: probably from Shelta (language of Irish itinerants) munnik, modification of Irish ainm
: Date: 1851

I'm Irish and I've never heard of this (though admittedly I'm not an itinerant). Is this an American expression?