sobriquet

(redirected from Sobriquets)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

sobriquet

noun byname, cognomen, fanciful name, fictitious, nickname, nom de plume, pseudonym
See also: call, cognomen, title
References in periodicals archive ?
In summation, we see that in her first sustained use of characterization employing animal imagery and animal--based sobriquets, Pardo Bazan succeeded in depicting the status of women workers in the government--owned tobacco factory of La Coruna.
In this instance Zola does not follow his frequent custom of explaining individual sobriquets, but the Dictionnaire de l'argotfrancais et de ses origins informs that the word "exprime une appreciaton negative au physique ou au moral" (537).
4) Walter Borenstein, glosses the comadrona's speech tag and sobriquet "Porreta" as "a colloquial expression that means 'stark naked'" (253, n.
This friend also asserts that the sobriquet is widely known, because "la Tribuna" is the appellation by which Amparo is acclaimed in the newspapers.
The focus of attention was Burford, whose thorniness had in the past earned her such sobriquets as the "Ice Queen' and the "Dragon Lady.
The US Tour is also full of flamboyant sobriquets (I got that one from the thesaurus because I'd run out of alternatives for the word `name', but you'd probably guessed that).
Boilerplate sobriquets like "strange and shocking" or "terrifying and beautiful" aren't very helpful when applied to Tsai's materialist reveries (his aesthetic is nearer to Jacques Cousteau than Jean Cocteau).