pseudo-event

noun
\ˈsüdō+\

Definition of pseudo-event 

: an event (such as a press conference) that is designed primarily to attract attention

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First Known Use of pseudo-event

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudo-event

pseud- + event

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