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English definition of “sobriquet”


noun [C] (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". → Synonym nicknameNames and titles
(Definition of sobriquet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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