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1. An anonymous person.
2. A pseudonym.

[French anonyme, from Late Latin anōnymus, anonymous; see anonymous.]
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1. a less common word for pseudonym
2. an anonymous person or publication
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(ˈæn ə nɪm)

1. an assumed or false name.
2. a pseudonym.
[1805–15; < French anonyme < Greek anṓnymos anonymous]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anonym - a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
stage name - the pseudonym of an actor
nom de plume, pen name - an author's pseudonym
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