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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The former tobacco factory worker is still known by her sobriquet, and her nowgrown son, Ramon Sobrado, has acquired his unwed mother's enthusiasm for the workers' movement.
Before presuming the Marines absolutely gave themselves that sobriquet, however, consider this quote from Stars & Stripes on the subject: "Indeed, a Marine Corps magazine, reported in April 1918 that Germans referred to Marines as "teufel hunden," two months before Belleau Wood, according to Aquilina.
While the company's reputation with newspapers is mixed, it's work with TV stations earned the company's founder, Frank Magid, the sobriquet of "The Maggot" and he's been vilified by TV senior citizens that include Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt.
Helmsley, 87, who earned the sobriquet "the Queen of Mean", left the lion's share of her $2.
It supports the idea that Baker deserved the sobriquet, "the great conciliator," both in terms of his willingness to investigate the misdeeds of his own party and his ability to reach across the aisles of Congress in order to fashion and enact legislation.
I must admit that my own prejudices will leap to the fore as I rail against politicians who demonize the estate tax, preferring to use the "death tax" sobriquet that seems to find a sympathetic audience, primarily among those who will never be either the direct or indirect subject of that levy.
If the number rises above 300, it is deemed to still be listed and has to comply with the consequent reporting duties: hence the Hotel California' sobriquet [you can check out, but you can never leave].
Given this context, it hardly seems fair that it is Thomas who has been saddled with the sobriquet "doubting.
To me, it seems like a good candidate for the title erotic literature; to Harvey, however, it deserves the sobriquet "pornographic.
England (later Great Britain) has had several competent and successful monarchs, but Alfred was the only one ever accorded the sobriquet "Great," and he was not even ruler of the whole country of England.
It looked more like a whale when lit up than anything else, and earned a sobriquet I daresay has never been given to another holiday decoration anytime, anywhere.
policy, posed sitting "laughing and clapping" (her words) on an antiaircraft gun, and took home the sobriquet Hanoi Jane.