Definition of anonym in English:



  • 1An anonymous person or publication.

    • ‘As Oguibe notes, these artists challenge ‘the colonial desire for the faceless native, the anonym,’ which still lives in some international art circles.’
    • ‘No biggie here… I've got less and less tolerance for anonyms invading mutual conversation these days… better conversations occur when people own their words.’
  • 2A pseudonym.

    • ‘The use of anonyms and pseudonyms is a well-known phenomenon in literature, not least children's literature.’
    pen name, assumed name, incognito, alias, false name, professional name, sobriquet, stage name, nickname
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Early 19th century: from French anonyme, from Greek anōnumos (see anonymous).