pseudonym

[ sood-n-im ]

Usage Over Time

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

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

Origin + Etymology

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

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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