Definitions

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

  • noun A fictitious name, especially a pen name.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A false name; especially, a fictitious name assumed by an author in order to conceal or veil his identity.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author; a pen name; an alias.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fictitious name, often used by writers and movie stars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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 pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnumon, neuter of pseudōnumos, falsely named : pseudēs, false; see pseudo– + onuma, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

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  • A fake name if you dont want to use your real name (I.P Freely is a great example =)

    January 8, 2009

  • I.P. Freely is lucky, I have to pay 5 cents every time. :(

    January 8, 2009

  • Just for fun

    April 6, 2010

  • "WEBSTER'S AMERICAN ENGLISH DICTIONARY" AUTHORS:EDITORS OF MARRIAM-WEBSTER PG270

    September 4, 2010