Pseudonym

Pronunciation: [ sood-n-im ]


Definition: noun

a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name

Origin: Early 19th century; Greek


Etymology: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs ‘false’ + onuma ‘name’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • stage name

  • alias

Antonyms:

  • given name

Example: J.K. Rowling published her "Cormoran Strike" novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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