pseu·​don·​y·​mous | \sü-ˈdä-nə-məs \

Definition of pseudonymous 

: bearing or using a fictitious name a pseudonymous report also : being a pseudonym

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Other Words from pseudonymous

pseudonymously adverb
pseudonymousness noun

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Some 2,050 years ago, in the waning days of the Roman Republic, young Tibullus wrote love poems in Latin, many of them elegies to his pseudonymous lover and inspiration, Delia. Gregg Opelka, WSJ, "Mega Millions? I’ve Got Plenty of Nothing," 22 Oct. 2018 While pseudonymous, payments on the Bitcoin blockchain are far from untraceable, a fact that has inspired competing currencies marketed to true privacy hounds, such as Zcash and Monero. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Someone Found a Use for Bitcoin. Russian Hackers!," 13 July 2018 Stratemeyer then attributed the books to pseudonymous authors and farmed them out to publishers. Jennifer Fisher, Smithsonian, "The Adventurous Writer Who Brought Nancy Drew To Life," 2 July 2018 Years have gone by since any new piece of writing has appeared by Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation," 1 July 2018 Woodhead's Twitter mentions always seemed full, and a pseudonymous Twitter handle who couldn't seem to grasp spelling was certain Woodhead was Hall of Fame-bound. Rick Maese,, "PFT Commenter rose from an internet 'cesspool' to podcasting glory. And no one knows who he is.," 21 May 2018 All the while, his pseudonymous column, the Shadow Knows, has continued to appear on Hidden City, a respected website founded to promote historic preservation. Inga Saffron,, "What's the connection between a Philly blogger and the demolition of the Washington Ave. chocolate factory? | Inga Saffron," 3 May 2018 The Do Not Disturb lid-opening trigger, a suggestion Wardle credits to the pseudonymous security researcher known as the Grugq, certainly isn't a panacea for a computer falling into enemy hands. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "This Ex-NSA Hacker's App Protects Your Mac From 'Evil Maid' Attacks," 20 Apr. 2018 Mostly pseudonymous commenters on our story gave a decidedly different view. Christopher Dabe,, "OK, so maybe not everybody is warming to the Baby Cakes team name," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pseudonymous

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudonymous

Greek pseudōnymos

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