dub

If your brother is obsessive about doing the laundry, then you might dub him the "Scion of the Spin Cycle" or the "Dean of Detergent," meaning you’ve given him a funny nickname that’s inspired by his personal quirks.

The verb dub traces back to the French word adober, meaning “equip with armor,” and originally referred to making someone a knight. Dub still carries that meaning, although now it's more likely to describe the giving out of titles of a different kind. Use this word when you give someone a playful nickname or an unofficial title based on some notable characteristic the person has, like dubbing your sister the "Queen of Shoes."

Definitions of dub
  1. noun
    the new sounds added by dubbing
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    type of:
    auditory sensation, sound
    the subjective sensation of hearing something
  2. verb
    provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
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    type of:
    synchronise, synchronize
    make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
  3. verb
    raise (someone) to knighthood
    synonyms: knight
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    type of:
    ennoble, entitle, gentle
    give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  4. verb
    give a nickname to
    synonyms: nickname
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    type of:
    call, name
    assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
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