hypocorisma

hypocorisma
hypocorism /hī-pokˈə-rizm/ or hypocorisma /-izˈmə/ noun
1. (Gr hypokorisma, from hypokorizesthai to use child-talk, from koros boy, korē girl) a pet-name
2. A diminutive or abbreviated name
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Main Entry:hypo-

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