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Monday, October 13, 2008

Definitions for sobriquet

  1. a nickname.

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Citations for sobriquet
As for the sobriquet, she was no ice queen, but in the macho world of law enforcement, playing that role was the only thing that kept her safe — from men and from her own rogue impulses. Greg Iles, The Footprints of God, 2003
More will be said later of the feared Muslim gang-boss, 'Scar', whose real name I will not make so bold as to set down here, contenting myself with that terrifying cliché of a sobriquet by which he was known throughout the city's underworld, and finally — as well shall see — beyond it. Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh, 1995
Origin of sobriquet
Sobriquet comes from the French word of the same spelling which is of uncertain origin.