so-called

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adjective \ ˈsō-ˈkȯld \

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 English Language Learners

so-called

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Definition of so-called for English Language Learners

  • —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


SO-CALLED Defined for Kids

so-called

adjective \ ˈsō-ˈkȯld \

Definition of so-called for Students

:commonly or wrongly named
  • a so-called friend


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