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pseud

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

1960–65; by shortening of pseudointellectual or parallel compounds with pseudo-

pseud.

  1. pseudonym.
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pseud-

  1. variant of pseudo- before a vowel: pseudepigraphy.
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British Dictionary definitions for pseud

pseud

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

abbreviation for
  1. pseudonym
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