a.k.a.

also known as: According to police records he is Joe Smith a.k.a. “Baby Face Smith” and Joseph Smathers.
Also, AKA, aka.


Origin:
1945–50

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aka (ˈɑːkə)
 
n , pl aka
a vine, Metrosideros scandens, found in New Zealand
 
[Māori]

a.k.a. or AKA
 
abbreviation for
also known as
 
AKA or AKA
 
abbreviation for

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a.k.a.
acronym for also known as; attested in legal documents from at least 1936.
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aka [(ay-kay-ay)]

An abbreviation meaning “also known as.” It is primarily used by law enforcement officials to specify an alias: “John Smith, aka Jonathan Jones.”

Note: The abbreviation, which also appears as AKA and a.k.a., is often used figuratively and facetiously: “my cousin, aka the worst gossip in the neighborhood.”
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aka
also known as
AKA
above knee amputation
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Example sentences for AKA
The term aka originated with the proa, but is also applied to modern trimarans.
The term ama and aka have been widely applied to modern trimarans.
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