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sobriquet

, soubriquet
a humorous epithet, assumed name, or nickname
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| The Conservative Party has been labelled the 'Nasty Party' (an expression once used by Theresa May herself), the 'Toff's Party', as well as various other soubriquets too rude to be printed here.
| The Conservative Party has been labelled the Nasty Party (an expression once used by Theresa May herself ), the Toff's Party, as well as various other soubriquets too rude to be printed here.
Isn't it typical of English modesty that while the US bandleaders of earlier times added soubriquets like Duke and Count, a simple Mr was good enough for Acker.