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so–called

adjective \ˈsō-ˈkld\

—used to indicate the name that is commonly or usually used for something

—used to indicate a name or description that you think is not really right or suitable

Full Definition of SO-CALLED

1
:  commonly named <the so–called pocket veto>
2
:  falsely or improperly so named <deceived by a so–called friend>

First Known Use of SO-CALLED

15th century
SO-CALLED Defined for Kids

so–called

adjective \ˈsō-ˈkld\

Definition of SO-CALLED for Kids

:  commonly or wrongly named <a so-called friend>

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