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pseudonym

pseu·do·nym

pseudonym

 
 
pronunciation:
su d nIm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a false name adopted by someone, esp. an author, to conceal his or her identity; pen name.
She writes under a pseudonym.
synonyms:
alias, anonym, nom de plume, pen name
similar words:
appellation, epithet, nickname
Word Parts
The word pseudonym contains the following parts:
onym Greek root that means name, word
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen
 
pseud, pseudo Greek root that means false