sobriquet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsəʊ.bɹɪ.keɪ/
  • (US) enPR: ʹsōbrĭkā, ʹsōbrĭkĕt, IPA(key): /ˈsoʊ.bɹɪ.keɪ/, /ˈsoʊ.bɹɪ.kɛt/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Noun[edit]

sobriquet (plural sobriquets)

  1. 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.
    • 1862, A. Banning Norton
      The sobriquet of Johnny Appleseed attached to him, though his real name was Chapman, in consequence of his being ever engaged in gathering and planting appleseed and cultivating nurseries of apple trees.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain.

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Noun[edit]

sobriquet m (plural sobriquets)

  1. nickname