a fugitive using several aliases
a dressmaker whom everyone knows as “Bet,” her adopted alias in the dressmaking business that she named after Betsy Ross
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But his emails… As vice president, Joe Biden used email aliases and private email addresses to communicate with son Hunter Biden and Hunter's business associates hundreds of times, according to new records released by the House Ways & Means Committee.—Fox News Staff, Fox News, 6 Dec. 2023 An influencer under the alias alicia_yourmortgagegal gave similar advice in another viral TikTok, calculating that homeowners could save $83,000, assuming a $300,000 home at a 6.5% mortgage rate.—Sydney Lake, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2023 Walker imagined a series of aliases all named after old sitcom characters (Archibald Bunker, Felix Unger, Sam Malone).—David Fear, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 Zeitlin, who had been a Coach director since 2006, was then ousted because of allegations of past inappropriate behavior; in particular, one woman accused him of posing as a photographer under an alias in 2007 to lure her into a romantic relationship.—Phil Wahba, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 An alias email address is an additional email address that can be used to receive emails in the same mailbox as the primary email address.—Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 29 Oct. 2023 Whether recording as Aphex Twin or under one of his less-famous aliases, James has a history of cherry picking sound effects from ’80s arcade cabinets and old-school computer games with his trademark ear for texture.—Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 25 Oct. 2023 Yet his use of an alias had the appearance of a criminal luxury, to the extent that it could have been said to be a form of cheating.—Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 10 Sep. 2023 Cofield and Rogers adopted aliases, like hip-hop m.c.s, incorporating the name of their crew.—Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin aliās (short for aliās dictus "at other times called"), going back to Latin, "at other times, in other cases, otherwise," from alius "other" + -ās, adverbial suffix (perhaps accusative plural ending, with noun vicēs "turns, times" understood) — more at else