noun, plural so·bri·quets [soh-bruh-keyz, -kets, soh-bruh-keyz, -kets; French saw-bree-ke] /ˈsoʊ brəˌkeɪz, -ˌkɛts, ˌsoʊ brəˈkeɪz, -ˈkɛts; French sɔ briˈkɛ/.
Origin of sobriquet
Examples from the Web for sobriquet
As the sigil of House Tyrell is a rose, the sobriquet is a play on her cunning and prickliness.
It would earn for its creator the sobriquet of “Tricky Dick.”
When the old man stood up the fitness of his sobriquet was apparent.King Spruce, A Novel|Holman Day
He achieved his sobriquet, Chicken Stevens, through being chased out of his native county for stealing chickens.Dixie After the War|Myrta Lockett Avary
A sobriquet for a lieutenant, in allusion to his former uniform.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
He had fled, discharging at them a sobriquet, like a Parthian dart.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Upon her return, she married a merchant ropemaker, whence her sobriquet—La Belle Cordire.Women of Modern France|Hugo P. Thieme
British Dictionary definitions for sobriquet
Word Origin for sobriquet
Word Origin and History for sobriquet
1640s, from French sobriquet "nickname," from Middle French soubriquet (15c.), which also meant "a jest, quip," and is said to have meant literally "a chuck under the chin" [Gamillscheg]; of unknown origin (first element perhaps from Latin sub "under").