Pop heart-throb Justin Timberlake is baffled by his British tabloid nickname "Trousersnake", insisting he has no idea what the moniker means.

The 'N SYNC singer was labelled Trousersnake by the British press after he was romantically linked to a string of beauties, including Alyssa Milano and Janet Jackson, following his high-profile split from Britney Spears in March 2002.

Despite settling down with Cameron Diaz last year (03), newspapers continue to run stories featuring Timberlake and other women.

When asked by a Los Angeles radio station about his name, Timberlake says, "I hate it. It started in the UK and took on a life of its own.

"I'm still not sure what it means."

01/12/2004 17:12