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hy•poc•o•rism



Pronunciation: (hī-pok'u-riz"um, hi-), [key]
n.
1. a pet name.
2. the practice of using a pet name.
3. the use of forms of speech imitative of baby talk, esp. by an adult.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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