from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The name of a street.
  • n. The name of a broker or brokerage firm as used when registering a security owned by a customer in order to simplify trading.
  • n. An alternative or slang term for something, especially an illegal drug: "Acid” is a street name for LSD.
  • n. An alternative name that a person chooses or is given, especially as used in inner city neighborhoods: "[She] wears a gold necklace with the letters F-R-E-S-H—her street name—spelled out in rhinestones” ( Ted Gup).

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  • n. The slang term.
  • n. A person’s nickname, such as a gangster or mafia name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer
  • n. the name of a street
  • n. an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
  • n. slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)


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  • The address on the license had a five-digit house number and a Los Angeles street name and a zip that meant nothing to Reacher.

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