Pseudonym meaning

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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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A fictitious name, esp. one assumed by an author.
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A fictitious name, especially a pen name.
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A fictitious name, often used by writers and movie stars.

The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

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Origin of pseudonym

  • 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

  • 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