Monday, October 13, 2008
Definitions for sobriquet
- A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.
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Citations for sobriquet
In addition to his notorious amours, he became distinguished for a turbulent naval career, particularly for the storms he weathered, thus bringing him the sobriquet "Foulweather Jack".
At a small reception on the occasion of my twenty-fifth anniversary in this position, my good friend Izzy Landes raised a glass and dubbed me the Curator of the Curators, a sobriquet I have worn with pride ever since.
Origin of sobriquet
Sobriquet is from the French, from Old French soubriquet, "a chuck under the chin, hence, an affront, a nickname."