The definition of a sobriquet is an affectionate nickname.
An example of a sobriquet is a grandfather calling his grandson "pumpkin."
- a nickname
- an assumed name
Origin of sobriquetFrench from Middle French soubriquet, chuck under the chin from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- An affectionate or humorous nickname.
- An assumed name.
Origin of sobriquetFrench from Old French soubriquet chuck under the chin
- 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.