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epithet -- as in: earned the epithet, "The Great"
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as in: earned the epithet, "The Great" Define
a descriptor added to a person's name -- as in Alexander The Great or: a phrase used in place of a name or word -- such as:
  • The Big Apple for New York
  • The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln
  • man's best friend for dog

  • George Washington is known by the epithet, "Father of our Country".
  • The cardinals denied he was Pope and ordered that he stop using papal epithets.
  • Hall swept off into a diatribe against the "gambler’s paradise," which was his epithet for the United States.
    Jack London  --  The Valley of the Moon
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as in: racial epithet Define
an insulting or abusive word or phrase
as in: earned the epithet, "The Great" Define
a descriptor added to a person's name -- as in Alexander The Great or: a phrase used in place of a name or word -- such as:
  • The Big Apple for New York
  • The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln
  • man's best friend for dog

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