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soi-disant

[ swa-dee-zahn ]
/ swa diˈzɑ̃ /
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adjective French.
calling oneself thus; self-styled.
so-called or pretended.
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Origin of soi-disant

First recorded in 1750–60; from French: literally, “calling oneself”

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British Dictionary definitions for soi-disant

soi-disant
/ French (swadizɑ̃) /

adjective
so-called; self-styled

Word Origin for soi-disant

literally: calling oneself
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