or by-line

[ bahy-lahyn ]
/ ˈbaɪˌlaɪn /


a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.

verb (used with object), by·lined, by·lin·ing.

to accompany with a byline: Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?

Nearby words

  1. bygone,
  2. bygones,
  3. byke,
  4. bylane,
  5. bylaw,
  6. byliner,
  7. byng,
  8. byo,
  9. byob,
  10. byod

Origin of byline

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; by- + line1

Related formsun·by·lined, adjective

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Word Origin and History for byline



1926, "line giving the name of the writer of an article in a newspaper or magazine;" it typically reads BY ________. From by (prep.) + line (n.). As a verb by 1958.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper