Definition of pen name in English:

pen name

Line breaks: pen name

noun

  • An assumed name used by a writer instead of their real name: his early work was written under the pen name of Owen Meredith
    More example sentences
    • He supplied six more tales to the Monthly Magazine during 1834, and for the publication of the second instalment of the fifth story he signed himself by his new pen-name: ‘Boz’.
    • Also remember that fear of retribution usually leads those who test the boundaries of debate to adopt pen-names as the writer of this ground breaking letter surely does.
    • Second, most actors and playwrights remained anonymous or adopted pen-names.
    Synonyms
    pseudonym, assumed name, incognito, alias, stage name, professional name, false name, sobriquet, nickname; French nom de plume, nom de guerre
    rare allonym, anonym

More definitions of pen name

Definition of pen name in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw