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Synonyms for sobriquet

a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

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And everybody in their family had been known as a "bualaw." A quirky sobriquet is more popular than the person's last name in the barrio perhaps because it is human nature to always remember the stories behind the tags.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 6 ( ANI ): The Congress on Sunday lambasted the Narendra Modi led- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, describing sobriquet NaMo as "No Agriculture Mal-governance Only".
David acquired his sobriquet oinvincibleo through warring contests in Athens and Constantinople during the sixth century and is considered an Armenian philosopher by Armenian tradition.
Guest included Jill Schlamm and Maggie (one of the couple's two daughters), CCR agents, landlords, managers and members of the REBNY ethics committee where Schlamm's contributions over the years earned him his sobriquet.
Benito Varela Jacome glosses this sobriquet: "Apodo que significa pequena de cuerpo.
He has shown no remorse whatsoever for his revolting actions which earned him the sobriquet "every parent's worst nightmare".
The Marines gave themselves that sobriquet according to Bob Aquilina of the Marine Corps history Division.
The estate on Stockton ring road, with the sobriquet "sardine estate No 1", is a prize example - little more than terrace housing in disguise.
He earned the sobriquet 'Lion of Vienna' following his performance in England's 3-2 win over Austria in 1952 when he scored the winner despite being elbowed in the face, tackled from behind and brought down by the goalkeeper.
It was not for nothing that the guru earned the sobriquet of " Nataraj of Bihar" from the scores of his admirers.
EVER since Robert Thompson began carving signature mice on his furniture, earning himself the sobriquet "The Mouseman of Kilburn", other craftsmen have sought to put their own imprinteur on their work.
Smith steadfastly denies categorization and especially disdains the sobriquet "Godmother of Punk," but is nonetheless considered a key figure of the New York punk scene in the 1970s, perennially eulogized by rockers including R.E.M.
Koko Taylor, a sharecropper's daughter whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the sobriquet "Queen of the Blues," died June 3 in Chicago after complications from surgery.
According to the World Car jurors, 'Icon is an overused word in the automotive world, but the Fiat 500 dating from 1957 genuinely deserves the sobriquet. Revived by Fiat last year, the new Cinquecento is larger than its predecessor but still smaller than a Mini.
But of all the shows that have availed themselves of the sobriquet, this is by far the most interesting and informative.