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Noun: sobriquet  'sow-bri,key or 'soo-bri,key or ,sow-bri'key
  1. A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    "Joe's mother would not use his sobriquet and always called him Joseph";
    - nickname, moniker, cognomen, soubriquet, byname, monicker

Derived forms: sobriquets

Type of: appellation, appellative, denomination, designation

Encyclopedia: Sobriquet