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or AKA, aka

  1. 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.



abbreviation for
  1. also known as
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Word Origin and History for a.k.a.

also aka, initialism for also known as; attested in legal documents from at least 1936.

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