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Definition of nom de guerre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nom de guerre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌnɒm də ˈɡeə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːm də ˈɡer//
 
(pl. noms de guerre
BrE BrE//ˌnɒm də ˈɡeə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːm də ˈɡer//
 
)
(from French, formal)
 
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a false name that is used, for example, by somebody who belongs to a military organization that is not official Word OriginFrench, literally ‘war name’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nom de guerre