username

noun
us·er·name | \ˈyü-zər-ˌnām \

Definition of username 

: a sequence of characters that identifies a user when logging onto a computer or website

called also user ID

Examples of username in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Then log in - try starting with username: admin, password: password. Geoffrey A. Fowler, chicagotribune.com, "Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more," 18 June 2018 Take a logged in user's username and convert into binary. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "How Copy-Pasted Text Can Hide a Secret Message That Narcs on You," 4 Apr. 2018 Instead of just providing your username or password to log in to an account, a secondary form of verification is required to prove your identity. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from stealing from you," 22 June 2018 Instead of just providing your username or password to log in to an account, a secondary form of verification is required to prove your identity. Kim Komando, Fox News, "10 insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from stealing from you," 22 June 2018 The most common is username: admin, password: password. Geoffrey A. Fowler, chicagotribune.com, "Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more," 18 June 2018 If Reddit’s redesign is already live for you, just go to the top right of your screen in your desktop web browser, click on your username, then click on the toggle for Night Mode. Thuy Ong, The Verge, "How to enable Reddit dark mode," 25 May 2018 For more than a year, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome may have leaked users’ Facebook usernames, profile pictures, and likes if the users’ browsers visited malicious websites that employed a cutting-edge hack, researchers said Thursday. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Chrome and Firefox leaks let sites steal visitors’ Facebook names, profile pics," 31 May 2018 An Aries may create an entire perfect partner in their heads based upon a few hot photos and a clever username. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Online Dating Style," 6 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'username.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of username

1971, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about username

Dictionary Entries near username

user

user fee

user-friendly

username

USES

use to

use up

Statistics for username

Last Updated

3 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for username

The first known use of username was in 1971

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on username

Nglish: Translation of username for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of username for Arabic Speakers

Comments on username

What made you want to look up username? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!