Definition of soi-disant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌswɑː diːˈzɒ̃//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌswɑː diːˈzɑ̃ː//
[only before noun](from French)
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used to show somebody’s description of himself/herself, usually when you do not agree with it a soi-disant novelist Word OriginFrench, from soi ‘oneself’ + disant ‘saying’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: soi-disant