- an assumed or false name.
- an anonymous person or publication.
Origin of anonym
1805–15; < French anonyme < Greek anṓnymos anonymous
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Examples from the Web for anonym
The anonym had, like Scott, shirked, and had maintained his anonymity.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860
Referring to my remarks on the use of the word "anonym," I may point out that this is not the correct title of Barbier's work.
An′onym, a person whose name is not given: a pseudonym; Anonym′ity, the quality or state of being anonymous.
You cannot express a negation such as this by a distinctive term like "anonym."
Ein Beitrag zur Zeitgeschichte und zum neueren deutschen Staatsrechte, anonym.
- a less common word for pseudonym
- an anonymous person or publication
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Word Origin and History for anonym
1812, "nameless person," from French anonyme, from Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos "without a name" (see anonymous). Meaning "fictitious name" is recorded from 1866.
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