Definition of pseudonym
: a fictitious name; especially : pen name
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Examples of pseudonym in a Sentence
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of the American writer Samuel L. Clemens.
the most notorious serial killer of the 19th century remains known only by the pseudonym of Jack the Ripper
Recent Examples of pseudonym from the Web
The use of bitcoins also helped shield the identity of suppliers and purchasers as well as Ulbricht and Silk Road employees, who used pseudonyms online.
The suit was filed using the pseudonym Richard Doe.
The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2r080Ga ) reports the lawsuit was filed in a suburban Chicago court by a man using the pseudonym Richard Doe.
The suit was filed in a suburban Chicago court for a man using the pseudonym Richard Doe.
Would Paul Hewson, Shawn Carter and Gordon Thomas have enjoyed the same success as their pseudonyms Bono, Jay-Z and Sting respectively?
One of the victims, who uses the pseudonym Vicky to try to protect her identity, is owed $9,000 for the one image that Rothenberg possessed of her.
Designs for Pseudonymity A pseudonym without history is just anonymity with a temporary name.
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Did You Know?
Pseudonym, has its origins in the Greek word pseudōnymos, which means "bearing a false name." Greek speakers formed their word by combining pseud-, meaning "false," and onyma, meaning "name." French speakers adopted the Greek word as pseudonyme, and English speakers later modified the French word into pseudonym. Many celebrated authors have used pseudonyms. Samuel Clemens wrote under the pseudonym "Mark Twain," Charles Lutwidge Dodgson assumed the pseudonym "Lewis Carroll," and Mary Ann Evans used "George Eliot" as her pseudonym.
Origin and Etymology of pseudonym
French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos bearing a false name, from pseud- + onyma name — more at name
First Known Use: 1817
PSEUDONYM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pseudonym for English Language Learners
: a name that someone (such as a writer) uses instead of his or her real name
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