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sobriquet

noun [C] uk (also soubriquet)   /ˈsəʊ.brɪ.keɪ/ us    /ˈsoʊ-/ formal
a name given to someone or something that is not their or its real or official name: These charms have earned the television programme's presenter the sobriquet "the thinking woman's crumpet".
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