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pen name

noun
1.
a pseudonym used by an author; nom de plume.
Origin of pen name
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • He made dil his pen-name and composed good verses but not sufficient to form a dwn.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • It made its appearance under a pen-name in England—anonymously in America.

  • Every Persian poet has a takhallu (pen-name) which he introduces into the last couplet of each ode (Erskine).

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Waf was his pen-name and he put together a dwn in verse not bad.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Hundreds of puns had been made on his pen-name, but this was probably his first and only attempt, and it still remains the best.

  • As Ishkmsh is not in Badakhshn, it is odd he should have made it his pen-name.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • It is but to do what his choice of a pen-name makes me sure he himself would have done for a friend.

  • One such request went from Sidney under the pen-name of "Ellen Douglas."

  • Of four writers using the pen-name Ahl (Of-the-people), viz.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Fernn Caballero lived in the street that bears her pen-name, and a tablet will be found upon the house which she occupied.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
British Dictionary definitions for pen-name

pen name

noun
1.
an author's pseudonym Also called nom de plume
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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