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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Synonyms

alias, pseudonym

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Examples of nom de guerre in a Sentence

an acerbic and provocative blogger known to most only by her online nom de guerre

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The museum bears Moulin’s name along with that of another top figure, General Leclerc, the nom de guerre of Philippe de Hauteclocque, who marched into Paris ahead of Allied troops to liberate the city. Elaine Ganley, BostonGlobe.com, "An invisible army set the stage for liberation of Paris from Nazis," 22 Aug. 2019 The museum bears Moulin’s name along with that of another top figure, Gen. Leclerc, the nom de guerre of Philippe de Hauteclocque, who marched into Paris ahead of Allied troops to liberate the city. Washington Post, "Invisible army set stage for liberation of Paris from Nazis," 22 Aug. 2019 The strike on the Palestinian militia base on Monday killed no one, according to a member of the group using the nom de guerre Abu Ratib. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "Lebanon Accuses Israel of 2nd Attack in 2 Days," 26 Aug. 2019 Known better by his nom de guerre Vic Mensa, the 26-year-old has become known as one of the most revolutionary-minded rappers in the game. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Vic Mensa on Protest Music, Xenophobia, and His American Dream," 16 Aug. 2019 Then Howard started posting on Facebook under his Syrian nom de guerre, Hawro Christian. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Two buddies survived fighting Islamic State, but for one civilian life was too much," 20 June 2019 One of the most notorious mutilators was a young woman who’d earned the nom de guerre Queen Cut Hands. Janine Di Giovanni, The New York Review of Books, "Sierra Leone, 2000: A Case History in Successful Interventionism," 7 June 2019 From the era of powerhouse, long-haired blondes that tore up the airwaves, one of the most memorable names is Sebastian Bach, and not only because the singer’s nom de guerre piggybacks on a classical titan. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "Sebastian Bach brings Skid Row to Orlando," 4 June 2019 The Caretaker is one of several nom de guerres used by James Leyland Kirby, a fortysomething English electronic musician. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "The Caretaker’s Musical Project Is One Part Psychological Experiment, One Part Auditory Revelation," 14 Dec. 2018

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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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