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or AKA, aka

also known as:
According to police records he is Joe Smith a.k.a. “Baby Face Smith” and Joseph Smathers.
Origin of a.k.a.
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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noun (pl) aka
a vine, Metrosideros scandens, found in New Zealand
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also known as
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also aka, initialism for also known as; attested in legal documents from at least 1936.

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aka [(ay-kay-ay)]

An abbreviation meaning “also known as.” It is primarily used by law enforcement officials to specify an alias: “John Smith, aka Jonathan Jones.”

Note: The abbreviation, which also appears as AKA and a.k.a., is often used figuratively and facetiously: “my cousin, aka the worst gossip in the neighborhood.”
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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preposition phrase

Also known as; alias: He's an asshole, aka a big deal

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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