epithet

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epithet

noun
ep·​i·​thet | \ ˈe-pə-ˌthet also -thət \
1a a characterizing word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing
1b a disparaging or abusive word or phrase
1c the part of a taxonomic name identifying a subordinate unit within a genus

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Lefty smiled as he greeted his nearest neighbor with his traditional epithet, “Howdy, Hoss!”

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