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pseud

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noun \ˈsüd\

Simple Definition of pseud

  • : a person who pretends to have a lot of knowledge

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pseud

British

  1. :  a person who pretends to be an intellectual

Origin and Etymology of pseud

short for pseudo-intellectual


First Known Use: 1964


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pseud

abbreviation

Definition of pseud




pseud-

combining form

Simple Definition of pseud-

  • : not real : fake

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pseud-

  1. 1 :  false :  spurious <pseudoclassic>

  2. 2 :  temporary or substitute formation similar to (a specified thing) <pseudopodium>

  3. 3 :  resembling, isomeric with, or related to (a specified chemical compound) <pseudoephedrine>

Variants of pseud-

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pseudo-

Origin and Etymology of pseud-

Greek, from pseudēs, from pseudesthai to lie; akin to Armenian sut lie and probably to Greek psychein to breathe — more at psych-


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