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pseud

noun \ ˈsüd \

Definition of pseud

British
:a person who pretends to be an intellectual

Origin and Etymology of pseud

short for pseudo-intellectual


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pseud

abbreviation

Definition of pseud


pseud-

combining form
variants: or pseudo-

Definition of pseud-

1 :false :spurious
  • pseudoclassic
2 :temporary or substitute formation similar to (a specified thing)
  • pseudopodium
3 :resembling, isomeric with, or related to (a specified chemical compound)
  • pseudoephedrine

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-


PSEUD Defined for English Language Learners

pseud

noun

Definition of pseud for English Language Learners

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


pseud-

combining form

Definition of pseud- for English Language Learners

  • : not real : fake


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