Definition of nom de guerre in English:

nom de guerre

Syllabification: nom de guerre
Pronunciation: /ˌnäm də ˈger

noun (plural noms de guerre pronunc. same)

  • An assumed name under which a person engages in combat or some other activity or enterprise.
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    • While ‘Gerard’ was one of Semprun's noms de guerre, we cannot assume an absolute correspondence between Semprun and his narrator.
    • The noms de guerre accorded Mary Seacole during the Crimean war testify to the enormous affection with which she was regarded by officers and men.
    • They introduce themselves to a visitor with noms de guerre.


French, literally 'war name'.

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