Nom-de-plume meaning

nŏm də plo͝om
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The definition of a nom de plume is a pen name, or a named used by an author instead of using his real name.

An example of a nom de plume is Mark Twain; the writer's real name was Samuel Clemens.

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A pen name; pseudonym.
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A pen name or pseudonym.
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Alternative form of nom de plume.
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Origin of nom-de-plume

  • French nom name de of plume pen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined in English from French nom (“name") + de (“of") + plume (“feather"), by analogy with the borrowed nom de guerre.

    From Wiktionary