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pseud

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noun \ˈsüd\

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
variants: or

pseudo-

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

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

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pseud

play
noun \ˈsüd\

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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