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anonym Line breaks: ano¦nym
Pronunciation: /ˈanənɪm/

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Definition of anonym in English:


1An anonymous person or publication.
Example sentences
  • As Oguibe notes, these artists challenge ‘the colonial desire for the faceless native, the anonym,’ which still lives in some international art circles.
  • No biggie here… I've got less and less tolerance for anonyms invading mutual conversation these days… better conversations occur when people own their words.
2A pseudonym.
Example sentences
  • The use of anonyms and pseudonyms is a well-known phenomenon in literature, not least children's literature.


Early 19th century: from French anonyme, from Greek anōnumos (see anonymous).

Words that rhyme with anonym

homonym • synonym

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