pseudonym

[sood-n-im]
noun
a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name. Compare allonym ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1840–50; < Greek pseudṓnymon false name; see pseud-, -onym


alias, nom de plume.
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pseudonym (ˈsjuːdəˌnɪm)
 
n
a fictitious name adopted, esp by an author
 
[C19: via French from Greek pseudōnumon]
 
pseudo'nymity
 
n

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pseudonym
1706 (in pseudonymous), from Fr. pseudonyme (adj.), from Gk. pseudonymos "having a false name," from pseudes "false" + onyma dial. form of "name." Properly of made-up names; the name of an actual author or person of reputation, affixed to a work he or she did not write, is an allonym. An author's actual
name affixed to his or her work is an autonym (1867). Pseudonymous first recorded 1706.
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Example sentences
As with some group blogs today, contributors could be required to log in, either under their real name or a pseudonym.
The present is the past traveling under a pseudonym.
Although it is not necessary, you may provide your name and address or pseudonym if you wish.
Cross references are made to authors using more than one pseudonym.
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