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soi-distant

adj.

"self-named, so-called, would-be," 1752 (in Chesterfield), French, from soi "oneself" (from Latin se, see se-) + present participle of dire "to say" (see diction).

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Nearby words

soh, sohf, soho, soho square, soi-disant, soi-distant, soigne, soigné, soignée, soil, soil bank
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