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NOUN (1)

1. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name);
- Example: "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"
- Example: "Henry's nickname was Slim"
[syn: nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sobriquet \So`bri`quet"\ (s[-o]`br[-e]`k[asl]"), n.[F. sobriquet, OF. soubzbriquet, soubriquet, a chuck under the chin, hence, an affront, a nickname; of uncertain origin; cf. It. sottobecco a chuck under the chin.] An assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a nickname. [Sometimes less correctly written soubriquet.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sobriquet n 1: a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim" [syn: nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname]