nom de guerre


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nom de guerre a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
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In literature:

It was thought and said that she was intellectual; it was suspected of her that she wrote under a nom de guerre.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
No, governessing would be all very well if one might assume a nom de guerre, but that would not do, you see.
"We Two" by Edna Lyall
NOM DE GUERRE, professional name.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
I was callow and conceited, and I resolved to try the virtue of my 'nom de guerre'.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
In order to increase the excitement and confusion of the game, the playful lady invents noms de guerre for some of the numbers.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
On the couch, languidly lost among the cushions, Winona Horning (likewise a nom de guerre) was abandoned in lazy attention.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
Help me choose a good, safe nom de guerre, please.
"Linda Lee, Incorporated" by Louis Joseph Vance

In news:

Current and former US officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden's most trusted aides.