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pen name

noun

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

Full Definition of PEN NAME

:  an author's pseudonym

Examples of PEN NAME

  1. Samuel L. Clemens is better known by his pen name Mark Twain.

First Known Use of PEN NAME

circa 1864
PEN NAME Defined for Kids

pen name

noun

Definition of PEN NAME for Kids

:  a false name that an author uses on his or her work

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