from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of sobriquet.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of sobriquet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See sobriquet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See sobriquet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)


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  • I have not done so because elsewhere a soubriquet is always explicitly accounted for in the Commentary, and here nothing is said.

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • These nicknames of affection or derision, from the French slang soubriquet, “a chuck under the chin,” enlivened the political language of a previous era.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • But, for the record, I prefer Michael Jackson's account, if for no other reason than he uses the word "soubriquet", which is pretty badass if you ask me.

    My Obsession With Porter Begins

  • It is almost needless to add that this cane derives its 'soubriquet' of

    Australian Search Party

  • Sobriquet is the French form yet "soubriquet" has made the dictionary as a variant.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1

  • So he may appreciate the paradox of his lightning ascent in his second calling – not to mention the mutterings of those press-box colleagues who have toiled diligently for years without recognition from their trade's association and remember the days when they called him Captain Grumpy, a soubriquet he did his best to live up to.

    US hard courts will reveal if Andy Murray's lapses are part of a cycle | Kevin Mitchell

  • Mann, arguably America's greatest living photographer, whose work ranges widely through form and subject matter, has expressed frustration at her sticky soubriquet of "the one who photographed her children naked".

    Our image of children rests on who takes the picture

  • He was as cold and forbidding as his ancestral home, Glamis Castle, a reckless gambler and philanderer permanently in debt; but her soubriquet "the Unhappy Countess" has nothing to do with Lyon.

    Marriages: the good, the bad and the ugly

  • As Norman Tebbit he was one of Margaret Thatcher's most acerbic ministers and famous for responding to a suggestion that rioting was a natural reaction to unemployment by saying that he had grown up in the Depression of the 1930s with an unemployed father who got on his bike and looked for work, and kept looking 'til he found it, thus earning himself the soubriquet of Norman "On yer bike" Tebbit.

    British Elections--Certainly Uncertain

  • It is about assertion of identity? under the soubriquet of protecting "our way of life"? and crucial to that is forcing a choice: do you subscribe or don't you?

    Racism veiled as liberation


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