Definition of username in US English:

username

noun

  • An identification used by a person with access to a computer, network, or online service.

    • ‘Your data may be your email usernames and passwords, your emails, Instant Messages, web passwords, and all the web pages you visit.’
    • ‘The main security flaw with my website was probably the simple fact that the username and password were exactly the same.’
    • ‘Anyone who knows my username and password can access resources intended for me, even if they're not really me.’
    • ‘Paid access informational sites have usernames and passwords, which travel with you as you go from page to page.’
    • ‘Finally I got fed up and called the ISP to confirm the username and password.’
    • ‘She also denied that the login username was included in the pack.’
    • ‘The fact that a majority of enterprises still depend on username / password access systems should be a concern to every CEO.’
    • ‘Nothing prevents an unauthorized program from performing the same steps and printing out all the usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘Experts believe the goal of the hijacking was to fool users into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers and account usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘The username and password for your internet account may also have been sent and should be changed.’
    • ‘Your account will provide you with a username and password to access the service wherever it is available.’
    • ‘One cannot expect that ordinary users have different usernames, passwords and e-mail addresses for all of the Web sites that they visit.’
    • ‘There is a basic application included with each device designed to store Web usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘More and more, people from both developed and developing countries are becoming identified by online usernames, passwords, and code names serving both leisure and business Internet pursuits.’
    • ‘This permits others with the username and password with remote access to all your files and data.’
    • ‘Also, plenty of sites have usernames, rather than email addresses, as the unique identifier for logging in.’
    • ‘There exist a number of different spy and malware of which some are relatively friendly and only spies on your surfing habits, while others like the Trojans can be used to corrupt your hard drive or steal your usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘Each switch had a secret phone number, and a default username and password, he said.’
    • ‘Often, cookies are used to monitor visitors' behavior or to simplify the login process by saving usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘The transmission of the username with password is always encrypted.’

Pronunciation

username

/ˈyo͞ozərˌnām//ˈjuzərˌneɪm/