American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An affectionate or humorous nickname.
- n. An assumed name.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nickname; a fanciful appellation.
- n. A familiar name for a person (typically a shortened version of a person’s given name).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a nickname.
- n. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
- From French sobriquet ("nickname"), from Middle French soubriquet ("a chuck under the chin"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French soubriquet, chuck under the chin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Whereas my other contact has focused on the Shan tribes near the Chinese border, the Father of the White Monkey — the sobriquet comes from the nickname he has given his daughter, who often travels with him — works mostly with the Karen and other tribes in eastern Burma abutting Thailand, though the networks he operates have ranged as far as the Indian border.”
“We all know that the sobriquet is obsolete, but did one expect the Senate Majority Leader ever to say, in effect, that Senators are a collection of potted plants whose participation is unimportant to dealing with an “unprecedented financial crisis”?”
“It was Fuentes who coined the sobriquet "My Queen," Avila Beltrán told authorities after her arrest; the Mexican cop used his proceeds from the drug trade to send his wife on clothing and jewelry shopping sprees in Paris and the United States and to buy her seafront condominiums in Puerto Vallarta and other Pacific Coast resort towns.”
“A sobriquet is a descriptive appellation, like Governor Jesse [the Body] Ventura, which geezers will fondly recall followed, by two generations, Marie [the Body] McDonald.”
“In a country where the sobriquet is usually the only name by which it is courteous or safe to address a man, and where it is invariably apt, few men are accorded two.”
“One member of the club, who asked not to be named, said that the sobriquet was a way of”
“I think that's truly a french-canadian name...and it derives from a french "sobriquet".”
“The eldest of the Amhas-draoi—a man who’d introduced himself with the one-word sobriquet Garrick—barely flickered an eyelid.”
“By his story of the Frog he scaled the heights of popularity at a single jump and won for himself the 'sobriquet' of”
“By his story of the Frog he scaled the heights of popularity at a single jump and won for himself the 'sobriquet' of The”
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