pseu·​don·​y·​mous sü-ˈdä-nə-məs How to pronounce pseudonymous (audio)
: bearing or using a fictitious name
a pseudonymous report
also : being a pseudonym
pseudonymously adverb
pseudonymousness noun

Examples of pseudonymous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuits identify the plaintiffs by pseudonymous initials. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 27 Jan. 2023 In their 2008 white paper, bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, outlined a vision for electronic cash that changes hands directly from person to person, under the control of no financial institution. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 11 Jan. 2024 That law extended the basic term to life plus 70 years; works for hire (in which a third party owns the rights to a creative work), pseudonymous and anonymous works were protected for 95 years from first publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2023 While dealing with his out-of-control brother (Sterling K. Brown) and sparking a relationship with a neighbor (Erika Alexander), Monk channels his frustrations into a pseudonymous novel, My Pafology, for which Monk poses as an ex-con on the lam. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 Hanania’s history as an pseudonymous author for white-supermacist sites had become public knowledge in August. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 2 Nov. 2023 The owner of this plot of land, a pseudonymous collector who goes by AME21, owns multiple accessories for the land, including meadows, cacti and several avatars. Maria Gracia Santillana Linares, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 Sprinkled in among hoi polloi were celebrities, brands, and pseudonymous trolls, all reaching their own various audiences. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2022 In the beginning, there was Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous programmer who created Bitcoin and promised an entire new way of thinking about money—and, by extension, power and politics. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


Greek pseudōnymos

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pseudonymous was circa 1706

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“Pseudonymous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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