pen name


pen name
pen names
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A writer's pen name is the name that he or she uses on books and articles instead of his or her real name.

...Baroness Blixen, also known by her pen-name Isak Dinesen.

Syn:
nom de plume, pseudonym

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Pen name — Pen Pen, n. [OE. penne, OF. penne, pene, F. penne, fr. L. penna.] 1. A feather. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A wing. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pen name — Name Name (n[=a]m), n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. o mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]267. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pen name — n a name used by a writer instead of their real name = ↑pseudonym …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pen name — pen ,name noun count a name a writer uses instead of their real name in stories, articles, etc. they write …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pen name — [n] pseudonym AKA*, alias, anonym, assumed name, nickname, nom de guerre, nom de plume, professional name, pseudonym; concepts 268,683 …   New thesaurus

  • pen name — n. a name used by an author in place of his or her true name; nom de plume SYN. PSEUDONYM …   English World dictionary

  • pen name — *pseudonym, nom de plume, alias, nom de guerre, incognito …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pen name — pen′ name n. lit. a writer s pseudonym; nom de plume • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • pen-name — see nom de plume …   Modern English usage

  • pen name — ► NOUN ▪ a literary pseudonym …   English terms dictionary