allonym

noun

al·​lo·​nym
ˈaləˌnim
plural -s
1
: a name that is assumed by an author but that actually belongs to another person
2
: a work published under the name of a person other than the author

Word History

Etymology

French allonyme, from all- + -onyme -onym

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of allonym was in 1867

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“Allonym.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allonym. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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