- a pseudonym used by an author; nom de plume.
Origin of pen name
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for pen name
His face was not so well known and his pen-name was carefully concealed.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
It made its appearance under a pen-name in England—anonymously in America.
Waf was his pen-name and he put together a dwn in verse not bad.
As Ishkmsh is not in Badakhshn, it is odd he should have made it his pen-name.
Of four writers using the pen-name Ahl (Of-the-people), viz.
- an author's pseudonymAlso called: nom de plume
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