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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Definitions for pseud

  1. Informal. a person of fatuously earnest intellectual, artistic, or social pretensions.
  2. Informal. of, relating to, or characteristic of a pseud.

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Citations for pseud
But many of his students thought him a pseud for his high diction and his passion for complicated European writers. Tobias Wolff, Old School, 2003
He hated the idea of being considered a pseud when it came to food and drink, but there were those who thought him overenthusiastic on both counts. Tim Heald, Poison at the Pueblo, 2011
Origin of pseud
1960-1965
Pseud is a derogatory colloquialism derived by shortening from pseudointellectual. It dates from the mid-20th century.