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sobriquet

so·bri·quet (sou·bri·quet)

sobriquet (soubriquet)

pronunciation:
so br keI [or] so br ket [or] so br keI [or] so br ket
part of speech: noun
definition: a nickname, esp. an affectionate or comical one.
Wisconsin football fans do not seem to mind the sobriquet "Cheesehead."
similar words:
nickname