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Byname vs. Sobriquet

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Bynamenoun

A secondary name for a person or thing; a person's surname.

Sobriquetnoun

A familiar name for a person (typically a shortened version of a person’s given name).

‘“The Bard” is a sobriquet of English playwright William Shakespeare.’;

Bynamenoun

A nickname.

Sobriquetnoun

An assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a nickname.

Bynamenoun

A pseudonym; nom-de-plume.

Sobriquetnoun

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’;

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Bynamenoun

(Germanic paganism) A ritual title for a god or goddess used in Heathenry.

Sobriquetnoun

a person's nickname

‘she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’’;

Bynameverb

To assign a byname to.

Sobriquet

A sobriquet ( SOH-bri-kay), or soubriquet, is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another, that is descriptive in nature. Distinct from a pseudonym, a sobriquet is typically a familiar name used in place of a real name, without the need of explanation, often becoming more familiar than the original name.

Bynameverb

To give a nickname to.

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