Definition of sobriquet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsəʊbrɪkeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊbrɪkeɪ//
(also soubriquet) (formal)
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an informal name or title that you give somebody/something synonym nickname He was a tiny man, and so earned the sobriquet ‘The Little Wonder.’ Word Originmid 17th cent.: French, originally in the sense ‘tap under the chin’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sobriquet