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anonym

[an-uh-nim]
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noun
  1. an assumed or false name.
  2. an anonymous person or publication.
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Origin of anonym

1805–15; < French anonyme < Greek anṓnymos anonymous
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Related Words

aliasappellationmonikerpseudonymhandlenicknameanonymnomenclaturelabeltagAKAallonymananymincognito

British Dictionary definitions for anonyms

anonym

noun
  1. a less common word for pseudonym
  2. 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.

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