nom de guerre

noun
\ ˌnäm-di-ˈger How to pronounce nom de guerre (audio) \
plural noms de guerre\ ˌnäm(z)-​di-​ˈger How to pronounce noms de guerre (audio) \

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an acerbic and provocative blogger known to most only by her online nom de guerre
Recent Examples on the Web The reclusive leader al-Baghdadi was known to be close to one of his brothers, known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza. Washington Post, "Turkey says it captured slain IS leader’s sister in Syria," 5 Nov. 2019 His nom de guerre, coined earlier, anticipated this day: Abu Bakr, the first caliph after Muhammad’s death; al-Baghdadi, the Abbasids’ capital. The Economist, "Obituary: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died on October 26th," 2 Nov. 2019 Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, and adopted his nom de guerre early on. Deb Riechmann, Twin Cities, "US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault," 27 Oct. 2019 Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, and adopted his nom de guerre early on. Anchorage Daily News, "US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault," 27 Oct. 2019 Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, and adopted his nom de guerre early on. Zeke Miller, The Denver Post, "Trump says Islamic State leader dead after U.S. raid in Syria," 27 Oct. 2019 Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, and adopted his nom de guerre early on. BostonGlobe.com, "The strike came amid concerns that a recent American pullback from northeastern Syria could infuse new strength into the militant group, which had lost vast stretches of territory it had once controlled.," 27 Oct. 2019 Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, and adopted his nom de guerre early on. Robert Burns And Eric Tucker, chicagotribune.com, "Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed dead in U.S. military assault, official says," 27 Oct. 2019 Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, and adopted his nom de guerre early on. Robert Burns, Time, "ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Killed in U.S. Military Raid in Syria," 27 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nom de guerre

1680, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nom de guerre

French, literally, war name

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14 Nov 2019

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“Nom de guerre.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nom%20de%20guerre. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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