sobriquet

[ soh-bruh-key, -ket, soh-bruh-key, -ket; French saw-bree-ke ]SEE DEFINITION OF sobriquet
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The sobriquet had hitherto been a mere shadow, a meaningless thing, to me.

The first glance at him reveals the origin of his sobriquet.

Working his will whithersoever he fancies, unseen, unknown but for his sobriquet.

Hearing his sobriquet, a look of hope gleamed suddenly in his eye.

It was in this period that he received the sobriquet "Buffalo Bill."

Hard Boiled Bland for the moment failed to merit his sobriquet.

They gave her the sobriquet of the Titian Girl at Rome whenever she appeared abroad.

Somehow the sobriquet had clung to him even after his return to the Panhandle.

Also, a sobriquet for the white patch on a midshipman's collar.

A sobriquet for a lieutenant, in allusion to his former uniform.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French sobriquet "nickname," from Middle French soubriquet (15c.), which also meant "a jest, quip," and is said to have meant literally "a chuck under the chin" [Gamillscheg]; of unknown origin (first element perhaps from Latin sub "under").

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