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

 

sobriquet

 noun
noun
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 Origin mid 17th cent.: French, originally in the sense ‘tap under the chin’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sobriquet