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Definitions for sobriquet
ˈsoʊ brɪˌkeɪ, -ˌkɛt, ˌsoʊ brɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛtso·bri·quet
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nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, bynamenoun
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 person's given name).
"The Bard" is a sobriquet of English playwright William Shakespeare.
Etymology: From sobriquet, from soubriquet.
A sobriquet ( SOH-bri-kay) or soubriquet is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another and being descriptive in nature. Distinct from a pseudonym, it typically is a familiar name used in place of a real name without the need of explanation, often becoming more familiar than the original name. The term sobriquet may apply to the nickname for a specific person, group of people, or place. Examples are Emiye Menelik, a name of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia, who was popularly and affectionately recognized for his kindness ("emiye" means "mother" in Amharic); Genghis Khan, who now is rarely recognized by his original name Temüjin; and Mohandas Gandhi, who is better known as Mahatma Gandhi ("mahatma" means "great soul" in Sanskrit and Hindi). Well-known places often have sobriquets, such as New York City, often referred to as the Big Apple.
an assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a nickname
Etymology: [F. sobriquet, OF. soubzbriquet, soubriquet, a chuck under the chin, hence, an affront, a nickname; of uncertain origin; cf. It. sottobecco a chuck under the chin.]
A sobriquet is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another. It is usually a familiar name, distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation. This salient characteristic is of sufficient familiarity that the sobriquet can become more familiar than the original name. For example, Genghis Khan, who is rarely recognized now by his original name, Temüjin; or Mohandas Gandhi who is better known as Mahatma Gandhi. Well known places often have sobriquets, such as New York City, often referred to as the Big Apple. The term can therefore apply to the nickname for a specific person, group of people or even a place.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sō-brē-kā′, n. a contemptuous nickname: an assumed name.—Also Soubriquet′. [Fr.,—O. Fr. soubzbriquet, a chuck under the chin, soubz, sous—L. sub, under, briquet, breast; cf. Brisket.]
The numerical value of sobriquet in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of sobriquet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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