Definition of pseudonym in English:

pseudonym

Line breaks: pseudo|nym
Pronunciation: /ˈsjuːdənɪm
 
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noun

A fictitious name, especially one used by an author: I wrote under the pseudonym of Evelyn Hervey
More example sentences
  • He has also published several thrillers under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.
  • Aragon's writings circulated anonymously or under pseudonyms.
  • All of the names in this paper are pseudonyms, and I have left student texts unedited for spelling or grammar except where indicated by square brackets.
Synonyms
pen name, assumed name, incognito, alias, false name, professional name, sobriquet, stage name, nickname; Frenchnom de plume, nom de guerre
rare allonym, anonym

Origin

mid 19th century: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs 'false' + onoma 'name'.

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