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  1. the name of another person taken by an author as a pen name.Compare pseudonym.
  2. a work published under a name that is not that of the author.

Origin of allonym

1865–70; all- + -onym; cf. pseudonym
Related formsal·lon·y·mous [uh-lon-uh-muh s] /əˈlɒn ə məs/, adjectiveal·lon·y·mous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for allonym

alias, nickname, pseudonym, AKA, allonym, ananym, anonym

British Dictionary definitions for allonym


  1. a name, often one of historical significance or that of another person, assumed by a person, esp an author
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