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so–called

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adjective \ˈsō-ˈkȯld\

Simple Definition of so–called

  • —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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of so–called

  1. 1 :  commonly named <the so–called pocket veto>

  2. 2 :  falsely or improperly so named <deceived by a so–called friend>

15th Century

First Known Use of so–called

15th century

Rhymes with so–called


SO–CALLED Defined for Kids

so–called

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adjective \ˈsō-ˈkȯld\

Definition of so–called for Students

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




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