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 (sō′brĭ-kā′, -kĕt′, sō′brĭ-kā′, kĕt′) also sou·bri·quet (so͞o′brĭ-kā′, -kĕt′, so͞o′brĭ-kā′, -kĕt′)
1. An affectionate or humorous nickname.
2. An assumed name.

[French, from Old French soubriquet, chuck under the chin.]


(ˈsəʊbrɪˌkeɪ) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a humorous epithet, assumed name, or nickname
[C17: from French soubriquet, of uncertain origin]


or sou•bri•quet

(ˈsoʊ brɪˌkeɪ, -ˌkɛt, ˌsoʊ brɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt)

a nickname.
[1640–50; < French, Middle French; of obscure orig.]

sobriquet, soubriquet

a nickname.
See also: Names
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sobriquet - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)sobriquet - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
appellation, appellative, designation, denomination - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others


[ˈsəʊbrɪkeɪ] Napodo m, mote m


soubriquet [ˈsəʊbrɪkeɪ] nsobriquet msob story nhistoire f larmoyanteso-called [ˌsəʊˈkɔːld] adj
(pejorative) (= professed) → soi-disant inv
(= often called) → communément appelé(e)
the so-called "developed" countries → les pays communément appelés "développés"


, soubriquet
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