Daily Archives: October 16, 2013

Word Wednesday- October 16, 2013- Hypocoristic


Sorry I’ve been MIA but I’ve been busy getting my oldest son married.

Today’s word of the day is HYPOCORISTIC. I hadn’t heard this one before and I like it. It rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

It means “a name of endearment or a pet name” or “a shortened or diminutive of a word or given name”- An example or two would be Mike for Michael, Tony for Anthony, or Betsy for Elizabeth.

The word comes from Greek.