So`bri`quet" (sö`brë`kä"), n.[F. sobriquet, OF. soubzbriquet, soubriquet, a chuck under the chin, hence, an affront, a nickname; of uncertain origin; cf. It. sottobecco a chuck under the chin.]

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

[Sometimes less correctly written soubriquet.]

 

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