- a nickname.
Origin of sobriquet
Examples from the Web for sobriquet
The sobriquet had hitherto been a mere shadow, a meaningless thing, to me.The First Violin
The first glance at him reveals the origin of his sobriquet.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Working his will whithersoever he fancies, unseen, unknown but for his sobriquet.The Night Riders
Hearing his sobriquet, a look of hope gleamed suddenly in his eye.Bardelys the Magnificent
It was in this period that he received the sobriquet "Buffalo Bill."Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
- a humorous epithet, assumed name, or nickname
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").