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noun
  1. a pseudonym used by an author; nom de plume.
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Origin of pen name

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for pen name

Historical Examples

  • His face was not so well known and his pen-name was carefully concealed.

    Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • It made its appearance under a pen-name in England—anonymously in America.

  • Waf was his pen-name and he put together a dwn in verse not bad.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • As Ishkmsh is not in Badakhshn, it is odd he should have made it his pen-name.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Of four writers using the pen-name Ahl (Of-the-people), viz.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan


British Dictionary definitions for pen name

pen name

noun
  1. an author's pseudonymAlso called: nom de plume
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