pseudonymous

adjective
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 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. BostonGlobe.com, "‘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 Lady Whistledown, the pseudonymous writer of Bridgerton’s tittle-tattle rag, is voiced by Julie Andrews, just as the CW’s mysterious blogger had Kristen Bell as its narrator. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Bridgerton: The Real-Life Lady Whistledowns of Regency-Era England," 25 Dec. 2020 But our pseudonymous author sorts everything out by the end with the skill of a world-class storyteller. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "The Best Books of 2020: Mysteries," 10 Dec. 2020 Two years ago, the pseudonymous coder right9ctrl took over a piece of open source code that was used by bitcoin firms—and then rewrote it to try to steal cryptocurrency. Clive Thompson, Wired, "The Few, the Tired, the Open Source Coders," 17 Nov. 2020

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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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5 Apr 2021

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“Pseudonymous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudonymous. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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