American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fictitious name, especially a pen name.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A false name; especially, a fictitious name assumed by an author in order to conceal or veil his identity.
- n. In natural history, the vernacular name of a species or other group of animals or plants, as distinguished from its tenable technical name: thus, robin is the pseudonym of Turdus migratorius.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author; a pen name; an alias.
- n. a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
- From pseudonymous, from French pseudonyme ("having a false name"), from Ancient Greek ψευδώνυμος (pseudōnumos), from ψευδής (pseudēs, "false") and ὄνυμα (onuma), from ὄνομα (onoma, "name"). (Wiktionary)
- French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnumon, neuter of pseudōnumos, falsely named : pseudēs, false; see pseudo- + onuma, name. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Vertov, whose pseudonym translates as “whizzing top,” started his film career in news reels … more from here.”
“Whatever, Ed. Just so you know, nothing you write, under any pseudonym, is ever going to appear here without the self-discrediting white-nationalist slur appearing directly below it.”
“Also, a pseudonym is less of a secret identity than a marketing tool.”
“The fact that I use this specific pseudonym is to remind that little politician in each of us what ought to matter most.”
“Having a pseudonym is not about, as some argue, building a brand story or mystique; it is about masking identity, which is inherently deceitful.”
“Having a pseudonym is like waving a red flag in front of a librarian, by the way.”
“I have no wish to hide my gender, but my prospective pseudonym is a bit masculine.”
“Does the word pseudonym mean anything to this writer?”
“No one caught the author's pseudonym is really short for J/K: ROFL as in Just Kidding: Rolling [On The Floor Laughing all the way to the $$bank$$]?!?!?”
“If ID proponents want to focus exclusively on research that presumes God exists (regardless of what pseudonym is used) there is no reason to expect support from public institutions.”
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denoting or relating to names
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