Sobriquet meaning

so͝obrĭ-kā, -kĕt, so͝obrĭ-kā, -kĕt
A nickname.
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The definition of a sobriquet is an affectionate nickname.

An example of a sobriquet is a grandfather calling his grandson "pumpkin."

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An assumed name.
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An affectionate or humorous nickname.
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An assumed name.
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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.

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Origin of sobriquet

  • French from Old French soubriquet chuck under the chin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sobriquet (“nickname"), from Middle French soubriquet (“a chuck under the chin").

    From Wiktionary