so·bri·quet (sōbrĭ-kā′, -kĕt′, sō′brĭ-kā, kĕt) also sou·bri·quet (sbrĭ-kā′, -kĕt′, s′brĭ-kā, -kĕt′)
1. An affectionate or humorous nickname.
2. An assumed name.
[French, from Old French soubriquet, chuck under the chin.]
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