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I chose to publish the first 'Shopaholic' book under a pseudonym because I wanted it to be judged on its own merits.
Sophie Kinsella

Meaning of "pseudonym" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PSEUDONYM

Via French from Greek pseudōnumon.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PSEUDONYM

pseudonym  [ˈsjuːdəˌnɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSEUDONYM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pseudonym is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PSEUDONYM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pseudonym

Pseudonym

A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which differs from his or her original or true name. Pseudonyms include stage names, screen names, pen names, nicknames, aliases, superhero identities and code names, gamer identifications, and regnal names of emperors, popes and other monarchs. Historically they have often taken the form of anagrams, Graecisms, and Latinisations, although there are many other methods of choosing a pseudonym. Pseudonyms are most usually adopted to hide an individual's real identity, as with writers' pen names, graffiti artists' tags, resistance fighters' or terrorists' noms de guerre, and computer hackers' handles. Actors, musicians, and other performers sometimes use stage names, for example, to mask their ethnic backgrounds. Employers sometimes require employees to use assigned names to help sell products: for example, a company that does business mostly in one country but locates a call center in another country may require its employees to assume names common in the former country to try to draw a more positive or less negative reaction from customers.

Definition of pseudonym in the English dictionary

The definition of pseudonym in the dictionary is a fictitious name adopted, esp by an author.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSEUDONYM


autonym
ˈɔːtəˌnɪm
caconym
ˈkækəˌnɪm
eponym
ˈɛpəˌnɪm
ethnonym
ˈeθnəˌnɪm
exonym
ˈɛksəˌnɪm
heteronym
ˈhɛtərəʊˌnɪm
hypernym
ˈhaɪpəˌnɪm
meronym
ˈmɛrəʊˌnɪm
mononym
ˈmɒnəʊˌnɪm
paranym
ˈpærəˌnɪm
textonym
ˈtɛkstəˌnɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSEUDONYM

pseudomembrane
pseudomonad
pseudomonades
pseudomonas
pseudomorph
pseudomorphic
pseudomorphism
pseudomorphous
pseudomutualities
pseudomutuality
pseudonymity
pseudonymous
pseudonymously
pseudopod
pseudopodal
pseudopodia
pseudopodial
pseudopodium
pseudopregnancy
pseudopregnant

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSEUDONYM

allonym
anonym
antonym
cohyponym
cryptonym
homonym
hyponym
metonym
paronym
polyonym
retronym
synonym
tautonym
toponym

Synonyms and antonyms of pseudonym in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PSEUDONYM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pseudonym» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pseudonym

Translation of «pseudonym» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSEUDONYM

Find out the translation of pseudonym to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pseudonym from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pseudonym» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

笔名
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pseudónimo
570 millions of speakers

English

pseudonym
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छद्म नाम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِسْمٌ مُسْتَعَار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

псевдоним
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pseudônimo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছদ্মনাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pseudonyme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nama samaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pseudonym
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ペンネーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pseudonim
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bút danh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टोपणनाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

takma ad
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pseudonimo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pseudonim
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

псевдонім
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pseudonim
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψευδώνυμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skuilnaam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pseudonym
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pseudonym
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pseudonym

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSEUDONYM»

The term «pseudonym» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.348 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSEUDONYM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pseudonym» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pseudonym» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pseudonym

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10 QUOTES WITH «PSEUDONYM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pseudonym.
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Poppy Z. Brite
And I can't think of a reason I'd ever use a pseudonym, as I wouldn't want to publish something that I didn't like enough to put my name on it.
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Gwendoline Christie
My pseudonym is 'George R. R. Martin.' That guy's just an actor.
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Nicola Cornick
When I started writing, I didn't have the common sense to use a pseudonym, so I write under my own name. If I did have a pen name, though, it would be something very historical - something that sounds very sort of Regency... Sophia something.
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Jeff Gannon
I use a pseudonym, because my real name is very difficult to pronounce, to remember, and to spell. And many people who have been talking about me on television have yet to pronounce it correctly.
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Theophile Gautier
Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
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Sophie Kinsella
I chose to publish the first 'Shopaholic' book under a pseudonym because I wanted it to be judged on its own merits.
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Michael Koryta
'Envy the Night' was my first stand alone, the first book I'd written in the third person and I loved the feel of that, and it was different but it was also the same. 'So Cold the River,' I knew, was going to be really different, and that's why I thought about doing it as a novella under a pseudonym, because I didn't want to damage my career.
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Rebecca MacKinnon
It becomes dangerous for somebody who doesn't want their boss to know their sexual preference to use online networks to push for laws supporting gay marriage or same-sex partner rights if they can't do so with a pseudonym.
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Manfred Mann
In 1962 I wrote for 'Jazz News,' using the pseudonym Manfred Manne, which I picked because of a jazz drummer with that name. I later dropped the 'e.'
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Chris Marker
I chose a pseudonym, Chris Marker, pronounceable in most languages, because I was very intent on traveling.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSEUDONYM»

Discover the use of pseudonym in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pseudonym and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cuckoo's Calling
Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Robert Galbraith, J. K. Rowling, 2013
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The Cuckoo's Calling
Written under a pseudonym by J.K. Rowling, this gripping, elegant mystery is steeped in the atmosphere of London.
Robert Galbraith, 2014
3
The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past
Name in Chinese Notes Place interview Feng Gaixia mm Pseudonym Village T 7/ 7/97 Qian Taohua mm Pseudonym Village T 7/5/97 Kang Ruqing m»m Pseudonym Village T 7/5/97 Sun Jixiu Pseudonym Village T 7/5/97 Wang Fangfang ...
Gail Hershatter, 2011
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Black and Brown: Race, Ethnicity, and School Preparation
156; interaction with, 39, 49-50, 65-66, 75, 115; playing with, 28, 46, 53, 70-71, 112, 152, 163 Slavin, R., 8 Smith, Danny (average student, pseudonym), 77-83, 94-95 social classes, 11,23, 127 social promotion, 30 socioeconomic status: ...
William A. Sampson, 2004
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The United States and South Asia: Hearing Before the ...
Ibid. 53. Mann and Dickerson are pseudonyms; Alfred Mann (pseudonym), HHC, 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), interview with James Schroder, 25 March 2002, Fort Campbell, tape recording and notes, ...
United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, 2005
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The Comedy of Dante Alighieri translated by O. Volpi ...
Dante Alighieri, Odoardo VOLPI (pseud. [i.e. Edward N. Shannon.]) than I am willing, nay, anxious to abide for my own. i It now only remains that I should submit to the judgment of the reader, the plan on which I have myself proceeded in ...
Dante Alighieri, Odoardo VOLPI (pseud. [i.e. Edward N. Shannon.]), 1836
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Ai 2004: Advances In Artificial Intelligence: 17th ...
To avoid this, we take the following strategy: The i's user agent encrypts the pseudonym update message with a key called directory key which is a secret key shared with its user directory agent, and then sends it to the white page agent.
Geoffrey I. Webb, Xing Huo Yu, 2004
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Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security
communication, a pseudonym (or sometimes just “nym”) can be any identifier that an individual or object uses in a particular context. The purpose of using pseudonyms is to identify an individual or object in the respective context while leaving ...
Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia, 2011
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The Victorian Novel: A Guide to Criticism
The third explanation of the need for the male pseudonym stems from twentiethcentury readings which claim that the male pseudonym is a mark of the androgyny of the female domestic novelist and a symptom of her need to feel somehow ...
Francis O'Gorman, 2008
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The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the ...
Oklahoma Tax Commission, interview with author in which tax commission officials revealed that International Auto Mechanics (pseudonym) was suspended for non-payment of taxes in June 1995, notes, July 1996. 2. Priscilla Gutierrez, Ali  ...
Jayna Davis, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSEUDONYM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pseudonym is used in the context of the following news items.
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Woman is forced to change name by deed poll to 'ridiculous …
A woman has changed her name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa to match her Facebook pseudonym in a bid to get back into her locked account. Holistic therapist ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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A Ethiopian activist was blocked on Facebook due to pseudonym
The activist used the pseudonym to create and administrate LGBTI groups in Ethiopia, where homosexuality is a crime and can lead to a 15-year prison ... «Gay Star News, Jul 15»
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Bullies hide behind a pseudonym online
I really have to start this column with a great big thank you to Graham, a very kind man from Lancaster who not only found my mobile phone while out for a bike ... «Burnley Express, Jul 15»
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Facebook Bans Journalists Pseudonym
Facebook will not allow journalist Laurie Penny to use a pseudonym because it violates their naming policy. Penny argues that policy has opened her up to ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
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Here's The Real Story Behind The Digital Print Pseudonym, Frank …
Simply put, Frank Moth makes some of the most exciting prints you've ever seen -- images you'll want to hang on every wall of your house, either as posters, ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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Thatcher alias revealed in papers
So-called Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher had the pseudonym "Mrs Stone" when travelling to the United States, newly-released official documents show. «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Grant 'V' Shapps: another pseudonym for the marketer and Tory …
Grant Shapps told the Sun: 'Jokingly, my parents once suggested I call myself “Five” because I don't have a middle name.' Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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Richard Price on His New Novel, The Whites, and Using a …
Then he took a “sabbatical,” signing with another publisher, Henry Holt, to write straight-ahead thrillers under a pseudonym. Meant to take four months, the first ... «Vulture, Feb 15»
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Web Commenters Claim They Use Pseudonyms for Privacy, Not …
People may say they use pseudonyms for reasons of privacy, but they're really interested in trolling people without consequences. And they hide behind a ... «Wired, Dec 14»
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Lena Dunham's publisher clarifies that alleged rapist's name is a …
... to Oberlin College is coming forward to ask that Dunham add a note to her book specifying that “Barry” is a pseudonym. Random House, the book's publisher, ... «Entertainment Weekly, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pseudonym [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pseudonym>. Feb 2020 ».
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