Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fictitious name; a pseudonym.

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  • noun A pseudonym.

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  • noun a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : nom, name + de, of + guerre, war.]

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French, literally "name of war", referring to the pseudonyms used during wars.

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  • An assumed name under which a person engages in combat. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008