Definition of soi-disant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

soi-disant

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌswɑ diˈzɑ̃//
 
[only before noun](from French)
 
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used to show someone's description of himself/herself, usually when you do not agree with it a soi-disant novelist
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: soi-disant