pseud

[ sood ]

noun
  1. a person of fatuously earnest intellectual, artistic, or social pretensions.

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a pseud.

Origin of pseud

1
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening of pseudointellectual or parallel compounds with pseudo-

Words Nearby pseud

Other definitions for pseud- (2 of 3)

pseud-

  1. variant of pseudo- before a vowel: pseudepigraphy.

Other definitions for pseud. (3 of 3)

pseud.

abbreviation

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How to use pseud in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pseud (1 of 2)

pseud

/ (sjuːd) /


noun
  1. informal a false, artificial, or pretentious person

adjective
  1. another word for pseudo

British Dictionary definitions for pseud. (2 of 2)

pseud.

abbreviation for
  1. pseudonym

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