Pseudonym Definition

so͝odn-ĭm
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noun
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A fictitious name, esp. one assumed by an author.
Webster's New World
The definition of a pseudonym is a fake name, often used for writers.
An example of a pseudonym is Dr. Seuss.
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Origin of Pseudonym

  • From pseudonymous, from French pseudonyme (“having a false name"), from Ancient Greek ψευδώνυμος (pseudōnumos), from ψευδής (pseudÄ“s, “false") and ὄνυμα (onuma), from ὄνομα (onoma, “name").

    From Wiktionary

  • French pseudonyme from Greek pseudōnumon neuter of pseudōnumos falsely named pseudēs false pseudo– onuma name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots

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

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