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[yoo-zer-neym] /ˈyu zərˌneɪm/
noun, Computers.
Also called login name, logon name, sign-in name, sign-on name. a unique sequence of characters used to identify a user and allow access to a computer system, computer network, or online account.
the part of an email address before the @ sign.
Also called user ID. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for username
  • Visit my blog at the website of my username for more information.
  • As far as this subject goes, my username says it all: nothing.
  • The username is randomly generated by the site, haven't got round to changing it.
  • Your username and general profile confirm your story.
  • Your username was created by you during the registration process.
  • To receive your username please enter your email address below.
British Dictionary definitions for username


(computing) a name that someone uses for identification purposes when logging onto a computer, using chatrooms, or as part of his or her e-mail address
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for username

the unique set of characters identifying a user of a shared computer program, system, or network, which allows access when coupled with a password; also written user name , also called user ID

Word Origin

1971-76's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for username

by 1982, from user + name (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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