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


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


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.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 ?
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.
The first bits were 'A' block and 'B' block, so when the Otley Arms opened as such, it was given the soubriquet of 'O' block, and many times I would meander down there with my best friend Jon Chase (now the world famous science rapper Oort Kuiper), where we would enjoy a placid pint.
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.
And while she has not earned the soubriquet of national treasure or Britain's sweetheart, she has emerged from the shadows of the past.
That was how the US pilot won the soubriquet of "The Man Who Saved Tel Aviv.
This soubriquet has become the primary business perception in the US and European markets but has a negative connotation as a symbol of cheap and low-end products.
Perhaps Messi would prefer for people to have chosen a more flattering creature for his soubriquet, while the poster girl of the US women's football team Alex Morgan may not be keen on being called aACAyBaby Horse'.
It was her exquisite interiors by designer Arthur Davis which gave her the "Ship Beautiful" soubriquet.
He also invokes Mirza Ghalib, the 19th century Delhi poet, referring to his rich secular soubriquet of Varanasi as the "Kaba-E-Hindustan" (Mecca of India).
After contesting two unsuccessful local elections as a Labour candidate, she was elected in 1921, becoming Wolverhampton's first woman councillor and, by triumphantly waving a red flag from the town hall balcony, earning herself the soubriquet 'Red Emma'.