Meaning of “pen name” in the English Dictionary

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"pen name" in British English

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pen namenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpen ˌneɪm/ us /ˈpen ˌneɪm/

a name chosen by a writer to use instead of using his or her real name when publishing books

(Definition of “pen name” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pen name" in American English

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pen namenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpen ˌneɪm/

an invented name used by a writer when he or she publishes something:

C. L. Dodgson published under the pen name Lewis Carroll.

(Definition of “pen name” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)