nom de plume

[nom duh ploom; French nawn duh plym]
noun, plural noms de plume [nomz duh ploom; French nawn duh plym] .

1815–25; coined in E < French words: literally, pen name Unabridged
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nom de plume (ˈnɒm də ˈpluːm)
n , pl noms de plume
another term for pen name

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Main Entry:  nom de plume
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a pen name
Etymology:  French
Usage:  pl noms de plume's 21st Century Lexicon
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Cultural Dictionary
nom de plume [(nom di ploohm)]

French for “pen name”; an invented name under which an author writes. Mark Twain was the nom de plume of Samuel L. Clemens.

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Example sentences
The picture belongs to him, and his name-or nom de plume-is stamped all over it.
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