nom de plume

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nom de plume an author's pseudonym
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nom de plume 'pen-name:' the signature assumed by an author instead of his own nameā€”not a Fr. phrase, but one of Eng. manufacture from Fr. nom, a name, de, of, plume, a pen
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Usage

In literature:

We each write under a nom-de-plume.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They think I am a mere child, you see, and so of course he took a NOM DE PLUME.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
There never was a Mr. M'Corkle; it was one of my noms de plume.
"The Crusade of the Excelsior" by Bret Harte
He did not consider the use of his own name; the 'nom de plume' was the fashion of the time.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The other's his nom de plume.
"The American Claimant" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
No; the nom de plume did not originate in that way.
"The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
No; the nom de plume did not originate in that way.
"The Letters Of Mark Twain, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You might have discovered me under my nom de plume.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The reason why she at first wrote under a nom de plume is plain.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Young Adams wrote letters over the "nom de plume" of Pro Bono Publico, and then replied to them over the signature of Rex Americus.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
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In news:

Local criminal defense attorneys were among the favorite online targets of former Assistant US Attorney Sal Perricone, who posted anonymous rants at nola.com under the moniker Henry L Mencken1951 and probably several other noms de plume.
We know, for instance, that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, whose nom de plume was Lewis Carroll , loved little girls a little too much.
Sandra Lerner, who used the nom de plume "Ava Farmer" to write "Second Impressions," says she has read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" 100 times.
' Nom de Plume ' by Carmela Ciuraru.
0 Carmela Ciuraru author of " Nom de Plume ".
Warlock was a nom de plume.
Aleksander Wat (1900-1967), the nom de plume of Aleksander Chwat, was born in Warsaw, the descendant of an old and distinguished Jewish family which counted among its members the great sixteenth-century cabalist Isaac Luria.
This includes Daniel Handler, best-known in kid-lit circles for "A Series of Unfortunate Events" under the "unfortunate" nom de plume Lemony Snicket.
Sandra Lerner, who used the nom de plume "Ava Farmer" to write "Second Impressions," says she has read Jane Austen 's "Pride and Prejudice" 100 times.
Not only is her musical nom de plume, Solex, the same as that of her cat, but said feline is named after a cool, European scooter company.
'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru.
Peter James is the nom de plume of a chronic whiner whose whines are ignored.
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