alias

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1ali·as

adverb \ˈā-lē-əs, ˈāl-yəs\

: also called : otherwise known as

Full Definition of ALIAS

:  otherwise called :  otherwise known as

Origin of ALIAS

Latin, otherwise, from alius other — more at else
First Known Use: 15th century

2alias

noun

: an additional name that a person (such as a criminal) sometimes uses

Full Definition of ALIAS

:  an assumed or additional name

Examples of ALIAS

  1. a fugitive using several aliases
  2. <a dressmaker whom everyone knows as Bet, her adopted alias in the dressmaking business that she named after Betsy Ross>

First Known Use of ALIAS

1605

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