nom de plume

[nom duh ploom; French nawn duh plym]

noun, plural noms de plume [nomz duh ploom; French nawn duh plym] /ˌnɒmz də ˈplum; French nɔ̃ də ˈplüm/.


Origin of nom de plume

1815–25; coined in E < French words: literally, pen name
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British Dictionary definitions for nom de plume

nom de plume

noun plural noms de plume (ˈnɒm də ˈpluːm)

another term for pen name
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Culture definitions for nom de plume

nom de plume

[(nom di ploohm)]

French for “pen name”; an invented name under which an author writes. Mark Twain was the nom de plume of Samuel L. Clemens.

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