Definition Of sobriquet

noun

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.

Example Of sobriquet

  • Early on Sunday morning last, a person who lives at Brampton, near Appleby and who we only know by the sobriquet of ‘Cock Robin’, narrowly escaped being drowned.

  • Frank, as his sobriquet implies, is a giant of a man.

  • He laughs when asked about his new sobriquet of Britain's richest man.

  • 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.


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