Simple Definition of pseudonym
: a name that someone (such as a writer) uses instead of his or her real name
Full Definition of pseudonym
: a fictitious name; especially : pen name
Examples of pseudonym
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of the American writer Samuel L. Clemens.
<the most notorious serial killer of the 19th century remains known only by the pseudonym of Jack the Ripper>
Origin of pseudonym
French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos bearing a false name, from pseud- + onyma name — more at name
First Known Use: 1833
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