ananym

noun
an·​a·​nym | \ˈanəˌnim\
plural -s

Definition of ananym 

: a pseudonym consisting of the real name written backwards Elberp is the ananym of Preble

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First Known Use of ananym

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ananym

ana- + -nym (as in anonym)

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