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sobriquet -- (French)
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  • All those who are interested in the spread of human culture among the lower animals (and their name is legion) should make a point of not missing the really marvellous exhibition of cynanthropy given by the famous old Irish red setter wolfdog formerly known by the sobriquet of Garryowen and recently rechristened by his large circle of friends and acquaintances Owen Garry.

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  • Grim would be, I suppose, a sobriquet for your grandfather, based on his demeanor.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Now, it wasn’t as if I held my phone in my sweaty hand all day, staring at it while wearing my Special Yellow Dress, patiently waiting for my gentleman caller to live up to his sobriquet.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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