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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This friend also asserts that the sobriquet is widely known, because "la Tribuna" is the appellation by which Amparo is acclaimed in the newspapers.
UAE batsman Shaimon Anwar, who is well known for his six-hitting abilities and has earned the sobriquet EoACAySixer Shaimon', hit 11 maximums and 13 boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 145 which helped the team beat HSBC by 291 runs.
Our local trains aren't perfect but they no longer deserve the sobriquet "Miseryrail.
The Marines gave themselves that sobriquet according to Bob Aquilina of the Marine Corps history Division.
Most people know the Rat Pack as Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr, JFK's London-born brother-inlaw Peter Lawford, and comedian Joey Bishop, but the sobriquet was actually given to them by the media - inside the group it was known as the 'summit' or the 'clan'.
The estate on Stockton ring road, with the sobriquet "sardine estate No 1", is a prize example - little more than terrace housing in disguise.
As the title of the book indicates Farnie was a man of many parts, indeed more than are listed here if the recently-published sobriquet, "Henry Broughton Farnie, the Cupar adulterer", is to be believed as evidently it should.
He earned the sobriquet 'Lion of Vienna' following his performance in England's 3-2 win over Austria in 1952 when he scored the winner despite being elbowed in the face, tackled from behind and brought down by the goalkeeper.
Parliament will only earn the sobriquet of being supreme when it delivers the goods.
He earned the sobriquet 'Mr Courageous' from Uruguayan daily El Pais, whose admiration for him knows no bounds as he was given a remarkable 9/10 for his performance in the Last 16 match with South Korea last Saturday which saw the South Americans win 2-1 and reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970.
Even in my dark days (last week) of addiction to absinthe, Domestos and Sunny D, I doubt my brain would have been addled enough to devise a scenario in which a national radio interview with UKIP leader Nigel Farrago came as a welcome relief--but only because he directly followed Nick "I can't think of a sobriquet that would not get me sued" Griffin of the BNP.
According to the World Car jurors, 'Icon is an overused word in the automotive world, but the Fiat 500 dating from 1957 genuinely deserves the sobriquet.