Definition of sobriquet in English:

sobriquet

(also soubriquet)

noun

  • A person's nickname.

    ‘she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’’
    • ‘Frank, as his sobriquet implies, is a giant of a man.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: French, originally in the sense tap under the chin, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

sobriquet

/ˈsəʊbrɪkeɪ/