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byline

[bahy-lahyn] /ˈbaɪˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a printed line accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.
verb (used with object), bylined, bylining.
2.
to accompany with a byline:
Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?
Also, by-line.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; by- + line1
Related forms
unbylined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for by-line

by-line

noun
1.
(journalism) a line under the title of a newspaper or magazine article giving the author's name
2.
(soccer) another word for touchline
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Word Origin and History for by-line

byline

n.

1926, "line giving the name of the writer of an article in a newspaper or magazine;" it typically reads BY ________. From by (prep.) + line (n.). As a verb by 1958.

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