soubriquet

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sobriquet \So'bri'quet"\ (s[-o]'br[-e]'k[asl]"), noun[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}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Soubriquet \Sou'bri'quet"\, noun See {Sobriquet}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

soubriquet

noun

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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