soi–disant

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adjective soi–di·sant \ˌswä-dē-ˈzäⁿ\

Definition of soi–disant

usually disparaging

  1. :  self-proclaimed, so-called threw the soi–disant epic novel aside in disgust

Origin and Etymology of soi–disant

French, literally, saying oneself


First Known Use: 1752

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