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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Definitions for pseud

  1. Informal. a person of fatuously earnest intellectual, artistic, or social pretensions.
  2. Informal. of, relating to, or characteristic of a pseud.

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Citations for pseud
But many of his students thought him a pseud for his high diction and his passion for complicated European writers. Tobias Wolff, Old School, 2003
He hated the idea of being considered a pseud when it came to food and drink, but there were those who thought him overenthusiastic on both counts. Tim Heald, Poison at the Pueblo, 2011
Origin of pseud
Pseud is a derogatory colloquialism derived by shortening from pseudointellectual. It dates from the mid-20th century.