Definitions for sobriquetˈsoʊ brɪˌkeɪ, -ˌkɛt, ˌsoʊ brɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt
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so•bri•quetˈsoʊ brɪˌkeɪ, -ˌkɛt, ˌsoʊ brɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt(n.)
Origin of sobriquet:
1640–50; < F, MF; of obscure orig.
nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname(noun)
a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
"Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
A familiar name for a person (typically a shortened version of a personu2019s given name).
"The Bard" is a sobriquet of English playwright William Shakespeare.
Origin: From sobriquet, from soubriquet.
an assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a nickname