username

[ yoo-zer-neym ]
/ ˈyu zərˌneɪm /
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noun Computers.

Also called login name, logon name, sign-in name, sign-on name. a unique sequence of characters used to identify a user and allow access to a computer system, computer network, or online account.
the part of an email address before the @ sign.

Nearby words

  1. user group,
  2. user interface,
  3. user's fee,
  4. user-defined key,
  5. user-friendly,
  6. uses,
  7. usha,
  8. ushabti,
  9. ushant,
  10. ushas

Also called user ID.

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British Dictionary definitions for username

username

/ (ˈjuːzəˌneɪm) /

noun

computing a name that someone uses for identification purposes when logging onto a computer, using chatrooms, or as part of his or her e-mail address
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Word Origin and History for username

username

n.

by 1982, from user + name (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper