nom de plume

nom de plume

noun \-ˈplüm\

: a name used by a writer instead of the writer's real name

plural noms de plume \ˌnäm(z)-di-\

Full Definition of NOM DE PLUME

Examples of NOM DE PLUME

  1. He wrote under a nom de plume.

Origin of NOM DE PLUME

French, pen name; probably coined in English
First Known Use: 1823

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody


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