as in nickname
a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual a soccer player whom everyone knows as "Mayhem," her adopted alias in the sports world that was created from her surname

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as in pseudonym
a fictitious or assumed name the English author Eric Blair, better known under the alias of George Orwell

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“Alias.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alias. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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