cryptonym

[ krip-tuh-nim ]
/ ˈkrɪp tə nɪm /

noun

a secret name or word; a code name or code word.

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Origin of cryptonym

First recorded in 1860–65; crypt- + -onym; probably modeled on French cryptonyme

OTHER WORDS FROM cryptonym

cryp·ton·y·mous [krip-ton-uh-muhs], /krɪpˈtɒn ə məs/, adjective
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