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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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The battle of El Alamein, however, truly deserves such a soubriquet for at this obscure Egyptian railway halt between July and November 1942 the Eighth Army stopped and then reversed the relentless advance of the German army.
The soubriquet 'of', denoting the owner rather than tenant of a farm or estate, was not in this case an indication of 'gentle' blood but had been acquired very recently.
I'm not sure that it adds much to the sum of knowledge to be told, for instance, that Philip de Zulueta was the foreign affairs private secretary from 1956 to 1963 (although he was known in Whitehall as 'Gentil Zulueta', the sort of soubriquet that gets a man remembered).
The 'gospel' sources range from variant readings of the canonical gospels through the gospels 'of the Hebrews', 'of the Ebionites', and 'of Nicodemus' to the rather neglected fragment of Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840, which scholarship has left without other soubriquet.
My brulee was ancient and grainy, tasting of custard and not much else, and the ice cream certainly didn't deserve the soubriquet key lime pie.
But then I did have an alarming habit of depositing the contents of my nappy in their bedroom, an act of toddler terrorism that earned me the soubriquet Malteser Fairy for most of my childhood.
EVER since their formation in 1974, the band with the soubriquet The Meninblack have done it their own way, with a metaphorical two fingers to those who did not agree with their music, their views or just the way they looked.
In recent public speeches, FE-hrer Nik has justified his soubriquet by indirectly demanding absolute power and control of the Republic.
Another soubriquet for Chicago is the Windy City and come Sunday evening it will have lived up to its nickname (though not its intended meaning) as "squeaky bums" will have reached epidemic proportions among players, spectators and viewers alike.
He performed in jazz bands and it was a fellow musician who inspired his famous soubriquet when he wore a black and yellow jersey, saying he looked like a bee.
Since the Muslims tended to vote for any party or candidate capable of defeating the pro-Hindu BJP, the Samajwadi Party invariably benefited from it with the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav earning the soubriquet of Maulana Singh Yadav due to his pro-Muslim stance.