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The Merriam Webster's word of the day podcast for November fourth. Today's Word is sober K also sometimes pronounced sober cat and spelled S. O. B. R. I Q. U. E. Sobriquet is a noun that means a descriptive name or epithet a nickname nickname here's the word used in a sentence from Dickens's Oliver Twist he had a rather flighty and dissolute mode of conversing and furthermore for a vowed that among his intimate friends he was better known by the sober K.. Of the artful dodger this synonym of the word nickname has has the same meaning in modern French. It doesn't English in middle French however its earlier incarnation soubriquet referred to both nickname and a tap up under the Chin centuries later the connection between these two meetings isn't clear but what is clear is that the nickname meaning of Sober K. was well established in French inch by the time English speakers borrowed the term in

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