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2 definitions found
 for sobriquet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sobriquet \So`bri`quet"\ (s[-o]`br[-e]`k[asl]"), n.[F.
     sobriquet, OF. soubzbriquet, soubriquet, a chuck under the
     chin, hence, an affront, a nickname; of uncertain origin; cf.
     It. sottobecco a chuck under the chin.]
     An assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a
     nickname. [Sometimes less correctly written soubriquet.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sobriquet
      n 1: 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" [syn: nickname, moniker, cognomen,
           sobriquet, soubriquet, byname]

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