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anonym

[an-uh-nim] /ˈæn ə nɪm/
noun
1.
an assumed or false name.
2.
an anonymous person or publication.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < French anonyme < Greek anṓnymos anonymous
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Examples from the web for anonym
  • We take all allegations of fraud seriously, and you can remain anonym ous.
  • They are voluntary and anonym ous and are used to provide more meals.
  • Donations remain anonym ous to the students, as do the students to the donors.
British Dictionary definitions for anonym

anonym

/ˈænənɪm/
noun
1.
a less common word for pseudonym
2.
an anonymous person or publication
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Word Origin and History for anonym
n.

1812, "nameless person," from French anonyme, from Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos "without a name" (see anonymous). Meaning "fictitious name" is recorded from 1866.

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