sobriquet

[ soh-bruh-key, -ket, soh-bruh-key, -ket; French saw-bree-ke ]
/ ˈsoʊ brəˌkeɪ, -ˌkɛt, ˌsoʊ brəˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt; French sɔ briˈkɛ /

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/.

a nickname.

Words nearby sobriquet

Origin of sobriquet

1640–50; < French < ?

OTHER WORDS FROM sobriquet

so·bri·quet·i·cal, adjective
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sobriquet

soubriquet

/ (ˈsəʊbrɪˌkeɪ) /

noun

a humorous epithet, assumed name, or nickname

Word Origin for sobriquet

C17: from French soubriquet, of uncertain origin
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