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?

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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Word Origin and History for byline



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