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sobriquet

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a humorous epithet, assumed name, or nickname
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The latter is an inappropriate soubriquet for Demitris Christofias, who some claim destroyed the economy single handed, as we know he had help since village idiots are generally regarded as harmless.
The stadium created on the site of a former market garden in 1910 - hence the Billy Williams' Cabbage Patch soubriquet - had established its forbidding aura within two brief years.
That was never called a boneshaker--this was the soubriquet awarded to the Michaux velocipede.
Which leads to the Glasgow soubriquet Jimmy as in "see you (CU) Jimmy.
Both artists were experimenting with bold blocks of hot, pure colour, the frenetic handling of which earned them the soubriquet les fauves--the wild beasts--when their paintings were exhibited at the Salon d'Automne that year.
The global celebrity and champion for disabled sport uses two carbon-fiber running blades, which earned him the soubriquet 'Blade Runner' and 'fastest man on no legs'.
Indeed, no less an oracle than FIFA's official website records his popularity on Merseyside, noting how the soubriquet of Amo-Taxi was earned 'for his bustling style of play'.
Pottery appreciation was largely in the hands of a small upper-class clique who endowed skilful potters with a soubriquet of 'noble craftsmen', provided they followed a conventional route of Anglo-Orientalism hammered out by Bernard Leach.
The title of the book was a soubriquet applied by Sydney's tabloids to a man who kept getting into the news for shady practice.
Little wonder that she's earned the soubriquet Britain's Most Popular Soprano and there's little doubt that Lesley has thoroughly enjoyed all the twists and turns her career has taken.
When Hearn sends The Power, Jackpot, The Machine, Barney and his soubriquet army on stage at Ally Pally, he delivers Sky Sports' biggest ratings outside Premier League football.
Winner Power Pack Jack (right) and Soubriquet take a fence on the first circuit