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a.k.a.

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abbreviation

also known as: According to police records he is Joe Smith a.k.a. “Baby Face Smith” and Joseph Smathers.

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Origin of a.k.a.

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for a.k.a. (1 of 2)

aka
/ (ˈɑːkə) /

noun plural aka

a vine, Metrosideros scandens, found in New Zealand

Word Origin for aka

Māori

British Dictionary definitions for a.k.a. (2 of 2)

a.k.a.

AKA


abbreviation for

also known as
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Medical definitions for a.k.a.

AKA

abbr.

above-the-knee amputation
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Cultural definitions for a.k.a.

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.”

notes for aka

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.”
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