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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(4) Walter Borenstein, glosses the comadrona's speech tag and sobriquet "Porreta" as "a colloquial expression that means 'stark naked'" (253, n.
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." The deeper you look, the murkier the waters.
Helmsley, 87, who earned the sobriquet "the Queen of Mean", left the lion's share of her $2.5 billion fortune to unnamed causes through a charitable trust after she died on August 20 last year.
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." Like them, he refuses to take others' word for it.
To me, it seems like a good candidate for the title erotic literature; to Harvey, however, it deserves the sobriquet "pornographic." Furthermore, Wilkes's "Essay on Woman" in my view makes great use of metaphor but Harvey sees his work as pornographic rather than erotic at least when compared with A Voyage to Lethe or A Chinese Tale.
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.
That speech earned Bernanke the sobriquet "Helicopter Ben" for its casual endorsement of the idea--originally suggested in a sarcastic comment by Milton Friedman--that the Fed and federal government could stave off deflation by printing bales of money and dropping them randomly from helicopters.
policy, posed sitting "laughing and clapping" (her words) on an antiaircraft gun, and took home the sobriquet Hanoi Jane.
In Edison's time the sobriquet "The Wizard of Menlo Park" was not necessarily a compliment.