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nom de guerre

[ nom duh -gair; French nawn duh -ger ]
/ ˌnɒm də ˈgɛər; French nɔ̃ də ˈgɛr /
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noun, plural noms de guerre [nomz duh -gair; French nawn duh -ger]. /ˌnɒmz də ˈgɛər; French nɔ̃ də ˈgɛr/.

an assumed name, as one under which a person fights, paints, writes, etc.; pseudonym.

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Origin of nom de guerre

<French: literally, war name
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nom de guerre
/ (ˈnɒm də ˈɡɛə) /

noun plural noms de guerre (ˈnɒm də ˈɡɛə)

an assumed name; pseudonym

Word Origin for nom de guerre

French, literally: war name
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