familiarly

familiarly
[[t]fəmɪ̱ljə(r)li[/t]]
If you say that something or someone is familiarly known as a particular thing or familiarly called a particular thing, you are giving the name that people use informally to refer to it.

...Ann Hamilton's father, familiarly known as `Dink'.


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  • Familiarly — Fa mil iar*ly, adv. In a familiar manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • familiarly — c.1400, from FAMILIAR (Cf. familiar) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • familiarly — fa|mil|iar|ly [ fə mıljərli ] adverb in an informal or friendly way that may show a lack of respect: He placed his hand familiarly on my shoulder. familiarly known as/called something called something by people who know it well or by most people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • familiarly — UK [fəˈmɪlɪə(r)lɪ] / US [fəˈmɪljərlɪ] adverb in an informal or friendly way that may show a lack of respect He placed his hand familiarly on my shoulder. • familiarly known as/called something called something by people who know it well, or by… …   English dictionary

  • familiarly — fa|mil|i|ar|ly [fəˈmıliəli US liərli] adv in an informal or friendly way ▪ Charles, familiarly known as Charlie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • familiarly — adverb in an informal or friendly way: Charles, familiarly known as Charlie …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • familiarly — familiar ► ADJECTIVE 1) well known through long or close association. 2) frequently encountered; common. 3) (familiar with) having a good knowledge of. 4) in close friendship. 5) inappropriately intimate or informal. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • familiarly — adverb in an intimately familiar manner (Freq. 1) Sid, as he was familiarly known by his friends, was one of the most respected and devoted members of the socialist minority group • Derived from adjective: ↑familiar …   Useful english dictionary

  • familiarly known as something — familiarly known as/called/something phrase called something by people who know it well, or by most people the Victoria Theatre, familiarly known as The Old Vic Thesaurus: relating to names and the process of naminghyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • familiarly called something — familiarly known as/called/something phrase called something by people who know it well, or by most people the Victoria Theatre, familiarly known as The Old Vic Thesaurus: relating to names and the process of naminghyponym …   Useful english dictionary

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