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."

Primary Meanings of dub

1.
nv
the new sounds added by dubbing
provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
2.
v
raise (someone) to knighthood
3.
v
give a nickname to
Full Definitions of dub
1

n the new sounds added by dubbing

Type of:
auditory sensation, sound
the subjective sensation of hearing something

v provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language

Type of:
synchronise, synchronize
make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
2

v raise (someone) to knighthood

Synonyms:
knight
Type of:
ennoble, entitle, gentle
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
3

v give a nickname to

Synonyms:
nickname
Type of:
call, name
assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

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