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Word of the Day 09/08/20 Sobriquet

Sobriquet (noun)
sobriquet [ soh-bruh-key, -ket, soh-bruh-key, -ket; French saw-bree-ke ]


noun, plural so·bri·quets [soh-bruh-keyz, -kets, soh-bruh-keyz, -kets; French saw-bree-ke].
1. a nickname

Also sou·bri·quet [soo-bruh-key, -ket, soo-bruh-key, -ket].

OTHER WORDS FROM SOBRIQUET
so·bri·quet·i·cal, adjective

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Origin: First recorded in 1640–50; origin uncertain; from French Middle French soubriquet “nickname, surname,” formerly also “a jest,” from Old French soubriquet, soubzbriquet “a gentle tap under the chin, a chuck under the chin”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SOBRIQUET
As the sigil of House Tyrell is a rose, the sobriquet is a play on her cunning and prickliness.
‘GAME OF THRONES’ SEASON 3 FOR DUMMIES|JACE LACOB|MARCH 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST

It would earn for its creator the sobriquet of “Tricky Dick.”
'TRICKY DICK' VS. THE PINK LADY|SALLY DENTON|NOVEMBER 16, 2009|DAILY BEAST

When the old man stood up the fitness of his sobriquet was apparent.
KING SPRUCE, A NOVEL|HOLMAN DAY

He achieved his sobriquet, Chicken Stevens, through being chased out of his native county for stealing chickens.
DIXIE AFTER THE WAR|MYRTA LOCKETT AVARY

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