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a.k.a.

1.
also known as:
According to police records he is Joe Smith a.k.a. “Baby Face Smith” and Joseph Smathers.
Also, AKA, aka.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for aka

aka

/ˈɑːkə/
noun (pl) aka
1.
a vine, Metrosideros scandens, found in New Zealand
Word Origin
Māori

a.k.a.

abbreviation
1.
also known as
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Word Origin and History for aka

a.k.a.

also aka, initialism for also known as; attested in legal documents from at least 1936.

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aka in Culture
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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Slang definitions & phrases for aka

aka

preposition phrase

Also known as; alias: He's an asshole, aka a big deal


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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aka

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AKA

above knee amputation
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