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Sobriquet

ˈsōbrəˌkā

Noun

  • A person’s nickname.
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Example Sentences

“Most people know me by my sobriquet, because my real name is so long and difficult to pronounce.”

“Many performers use a sobriquet, or a stage name.”

“So many people know me by my Instagram name that it has become my sobriquet.”

Word Origin

French, mid-17th century

Why this word?

You might be more familiar with Dwayne Johnson under his sobriquet, “The Rock.” After getting his big break as a professional wrestler, Johnson is now one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. On movie posters, he has been listed as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a suitably cool sobriquet for action-flick roles.

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