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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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sing the song of songs', and he does not care for the soubriquet she gives him: 'Bard of Avon?
The four giving the reading are founder members of the group that started in December, 1993, helping to give Huddersfield the soubriquet 'Poetry Capital of the Nor th'.
Crisp' is perhaps an overused architectural soubriquet, but the buildings are just that; crisp, simple and sober, with walls of oatmeal coloured brick and pre-weathered titanium zinc roofs.
So can we recognise Gazza's attempts to claim G8 as his new soubriquet as the latest in a long line of publicity stunts, and not some evangelical reinvention and bid to bury the past?
The flight crew assigned to carry out the run over Hiroshima gave the weapon that would ultimately kill 130,000 people the soubriquet "Little Boy" (perhaps because it was a lesser device of simpler design than "Fat Man," the bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later).
A few days later, many more would know this assault by the dark soubriquet "MyDoom.
He was Chief of Staff Northern Command during 1961, during this time he picked up the soubriquet "Marco Polo" in recognition of his penchant for frequent travel to the far reaches of the Command, which besides Queensland included Papua and New Guinea, reaching to the equator.
Unfortunately for Birrell he ended up with a new soubriquet, courtesy of Rainer Hirsch who was left somewhat bemused by the Booker man's onstage antics and dubbed him 'the dancing monkey'.
Born in the nation's capital in 1942--he turned fifty-eight on the very day of his election--Fox studied at the Jesuits' Mexico City Ibero-American University, and afterwards at Harvard, and worked as Coca-Cola's Chief Executive Officer for Mexico (hence his soubriquet "the Coca-Cola Kid") before acquiring, through his distaste for the obstructive national bureaucracy, more conventional political ambitions.
Her soubriquet was not La Divina (Callas) or La Stupenda (Sutherland), but simply Bubbles (a family nickname).
And Lord Steel never forgave David Owen for landing him with the soubriquet "the boy David", during their spell as joint leaders of the SDP-Lib alliance.
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.