soi-disant

adjective soi-di·sant \ ˌswä-dē-ˈzäⁿ \

Definition of soi-disant

usually disparaging
: self-proclaimed, so-called
  • threw the soi-disant epic novel aside in disgust

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Origin and Etymology of soi-disant

French, literally, saying oneself


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