anonym

[ an-uh-nim ]
/ ˈæn ə nɪm /

noun

an assumed or false name.
an anonymous person or publication.

Nearby words

  1. anomite,
  2. anomy,
  3. anon,
  4. anon.,
  5. anonychia,
  6. anonymity,
  7. anonymize,
  8. anonymous,
  9. anonymously,
  10. anopheles

Origin of anonym

1805–15; < French anonyme < Greek anṓnymos anonymous

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British Dictionary definitions for anonyms

anonym

/ (ˈænənɪm) /

noun

a less common word for pseudonym
an anonymous person or publication
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Word Origin and History for anonyms

anonym

n.

1812, "nameless person," from French anonyme, from Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos "without a name" (see anonymous). Meaning "fictitious name" is recorded from 1866.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper