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epithet
as in:  earned the epithet, "The Great"


George Washington is known by the epithet, "Father of our Country".
  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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epithet epithets
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  • 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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Associated words [difficulty]:   epithet [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Logic & Reasoning, Religion & Spirtuality
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