(also soubriquet /ˈso͞obri-/ //)
A person’s nickname.
- His on-field partnership with fellow Galway great Frank Stockwell saw the pair earn the sobriquet of the ‘Terrible Twins’ - a name borne of their almost telepathic understanding.
- John Mullan discusses Charles Edward Stuart's sobriquets, but we should remember that most of his followers in 1745 were Gaelic-speakers.
- He laughs when asked about his new sobriquet of Britain's richest man.
Mid 17th century: French, originally in the sense 'tap under the chin', of unknown origin.
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