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pseud

Syllabification: pseud
Pronunciation: /so͞od
 
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informal

Definition of pseud in English:

adjective

noun

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A pretentious person; a poseur.
Example sentences
  • The guest list has so far been commendably free of the academics, hack-ademics, cranks and pseuds who once appeared to comprise the resident Montrose intelligentsia.
  • I mean, you just know he watched all the New York pseuds sitting down for a performance of his entirely-silent composition 4'33 ‘, and had serious trouble keeping from giggling.’
  • It's an effect called ‘frame dragging,’ which you can now officially use to trump the pseuds at the next cocktail party.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of pseudo.

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