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nom de guerre Syllabification: nom de guerre
Pronunciation: /ˌnäm də ˈɡer/

Definition of nom de guerre in English:

noun (plural noms de guerre pronounced same)

An assumed name under which a person engages in combat or some other activity or enterprise.
Example sentences
  • 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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