soubriquet


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sou·bri·quet

 (so͞o′brĭ-kā′, -kĕt′, so͞o′brĭ-kā′, -kĕt′)
n.
Variant of sobriquet.

soubriquet

(ˈsəʊbrɪˌkeɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a variant spelling of sobriquet

so•bri•quet

or sou•bri•quet

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

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

sobriquet, soubriquet

a nickname.
See also: Names
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soubriquet - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)soubriquet - 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
References in classic literature ?
White Plume (we are pleased with his chivalrous soubriquet) inhabited a large stone house, built for him by order of the American government: but the establishment had not been carried out in corresponding style.
He was comely in countenance, bulky and strong in person, and in the flower of his age yet inanimate in expression, dull-eyed, heavy-browed, inactive and sluggish in all his motions, and so slow in resolution, that the soubriquet of one of his ancestors was conferred upon him, and he was very generally called Athelstane the Unready.
My knowledge of classical music could be written on the back of a very small postage stamp but I did enjoy a telling detail about one of Vienna's most celebrated composers, Johann Strauss, whose composition The Blue Danube cemented his position in music history and earned him the soubriquet The Waltz King.
A former prosecutor, the bespectacled 63-year-old with floppy greying hair earned the soubriquet "the breaker" as he was so good at extracting confessions from suspects.
As a prosecutor, the bespectacled 63-year-old with floppy greying hair earned the soubriquet 'the breaker' as he was so good at extracting confessions from suspects.
Written by Anthony Joseph, also once a young Trinidadian immigrant to England, Kitch blends factual biography, imagination and beautifully poetic prose to illuminate the story of the man behind the famous soubriquet and iconic calypsos such as "London Is the Place for Me."
Back in my early years as a social worker the soubriquet 'do-gooder' was almost contemptuous.
Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new soubriquet "the man with three faces".He remains in a Paris hospital, three months after undergoing his second face transplant, but has quickly accepted his new "identity".
As evidence emerged in the dying years of apartheid of the brutality of her Soweto enforcers, known as the "Mandela United Football Club", some South Africans questioned her 'Mother of the Nation' soubriquet.
He said, "The 'people's princess' was Prime Minister Tony Blair's brilliant soubriquet to describe Diana after her death, the affection the people showed then was indeed unique.
Afterwards, they reconnected the battery, put a bit of diesel in the fuel tank and the car drove off, earning it the soubriquet of the indestructible car.