sobriquet

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sobriquet

noun byname, cognomen, fanciful name, fictitious, nickname, nom de plume, pseudonym
See also: call, cognomen, title
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These facets of characterization are saved for La tribuna, where they complement the animalization and sobriquets of the other factory workers.
Otherwise, there arc numerous colorful sobriquets and descriptions of events that might conceal real occurrences, creatively remembered ones, or even incidents inferred from biblical texts (a device of which Matthew's nativity account is perhaps the best-known example).
The dialogue is lively and features sobriquets like "muscle head" and "horn dog.
He is now entering an organisation that boasts The Limestone Cowboy, Old Stoneface and Darth Maple, and as you can tell from that little triumvirate of sobriquets, standards are high.
Musical AKAs; assumed names and sobriquets of composers, songwriters, librettists, lyricists, hymnists, and writers on music.
Karl LaRocca and Jef Scharf--that their alternate sobriquets Pre-Raphaelite Shaolin and Little Giant Robot come from Wu-Tang Clan's online nickname generator hints at their particular sensibility--run a small nonprofit silk-screen and design shop that turns out rock posters, album covers, artists' editions, and T-shirts (most visibly those emblazoned with the unequivocal slogan FUCK BUSH).
And so when Syed Mushtaq Ali, whose colourful sobriquets included 'the Errol Flynn of cricket', reached 96 in the second Test at Old Trafford in 1936, one of the English fielders reminded him that he needed only four more for his century.