pseu·​don·​y·​mous | \ sü-ˈdä-nə-məs How to pronounce pseudonymous (audio) \

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

Examples of pseudonymous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Machado and King Foo, the pseudonymous person behind the popular Foos Gone Wild social media brand, are among the first Chicanx artists to be entering the NFT market. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, "Latinx Files: The cruelty of Biden’s immigration policy," 29 Apr. 2021 Three years later, encouraged by the #MeToo movement, Rice e-mailed the president of Norton, Julia A. Reidhead, from a pseudonymous address. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Blake Bailey, Philip Roth, and the Biography That Blew Up," 23 Apr. 2021 There’s an enormous amount of mystery already around the pseudonymous illustrator, who has emerged as one of the top digital artists. Abram Brown, Forbes, "Anoymous Artist Pak Will Test NFT Market With An Elaborate Sotheby’s Sale," 6 Apr. 2021 Not to be outdone, auction house rival Sotheby’s plans its own NFT sale, collaborating with the pseudonymous digital artist Pak in a sale next month., "‘We kept refreshing the page’: How two friends made history by paying $70m for digital artwork," 26 Mar. 2021 Winkelmann sought advice on the burgeoning field from friends like Pak, a pseudonymous artist whose intricate geometric renderings were already selling as N.F.T.s for thousands of dollars. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, "How Beeple Crashed the Art World," 22 Mar. 2021 The fund was founded last year by another pseudonymous investor, Metakovan, a longtime crypto investor who runs the fund alongside Twobadour. Abram Brown, Forbes, "Exclusive: Beeple NFT Buyer Talks About Record-Setting Sale And Plans For The $69.3 Million Artwork," 12 Mar. 2021 Bitcoin was an open software project launched by a pseudonymous creator calling himself Satoshi Nakamoto. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "Ripple to Face SEC Suit Over XRP Cryptocurrency," 22 Dec. 2020 There’s the Bitcoin logo, and the original paper describing Bitcoin by its alleged founder, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. Barath Raghavan, Wired, "Bitcoin’s Greatest Feature Is Also Its Existential Threat," 9 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of pseudonymous was circa 1706

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11 May 2021

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“Pseudonymous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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