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sobriquet

, soubriquet
a humorous epithet, assumed name, or nickname
References in classic literature ?
However that might be, it is certain that shortly after the accident referred to, which was coincident with the arrival of an awakening Methodist preacher at Treddleston, a great change had been observed in the brickmaker; and though he was still known in the neighbourhood by his old sobriquet of "Brimstone," there was nothing he held in so much horror as any further transactions with that evil-smelling element.
When I had come close enough to Jubal to distinguish his features I understood how it was that he had earned the sobriquet of Ugly One.
The sobriquets earned by the customs' hockey players are now part of country's sporting folklore.
Le defunt etait plus connu sous les sobriquets de '' l'Empereur baoule''ou '' l'homme d'Asmara'', en reference a sa prestation lors de la Coupe d'Afrique des nations de football en 1970 en Ethiopie.
Their crime to have earned such vile sobriquets? Well, it seems it was to enjoy themselves during their weekend visit to Wembley.
The recent study "Pardo Bazan's Literary Use of Three Uniquely Personal Nicknames: Gedeon, Surena, and Feita" (Chamberlin 35-45) has demonstrated that Dona Emilia achieved a sophisticated artistry with sobriquets that differentiated her from her contemporaries, Galdos and Leopoldo Alas.