or by-line

[ bahy-lahyn ]
/ ˈbaɪˌlaɪn /


a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.

verb (used with object), by·lined, by·lin·ing.

to accompany with a byline: Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?

Nearby words

  1. bygone,
  2. bygones,
  3. byke,
  4. bylane,
  5. bylaw,
  6. byliner,
  7. byng,
  8. byo,
  9. byob,
  10. byod

Origin of byline

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; by- + line1

Related formsun·by·lined, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for by-line



journalism a line under the title of a newspaper or magazine article giving the author's name
soccer another word for touchline
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Word Origin and History for by-line



1926, "line giving the name of the writer of an article in a newspaper or magazine;" it typically reads BY ________. From by (prep.) + line (n.). As a verb by 1958.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper