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pseud

[ sood ]
/ sud /
Informal.
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noun
a person of fatuously earnest intellectual, artistic, or social pretensions.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of a pseud.
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Origin of pseud

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

Other definitions for pseud (2 of 3)

pseud-

variant of pseudo- before a vowel: pseudepigraphy.

Other definitions for pseud (3 of 3)

pseud.

abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for pseud (1 of 2)

pseud
/ (sjuːd) /

noun
informal a false, artificial, or pretentious person
adjective
another word for pseudo

British Dictionary definitions for pseud (2 of 2)

pseud.

abbreviation for
pseudonym
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