Definition of pseud noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//suːd//
, also BrE//sjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//suːd//
(British English, informal, disapproving)
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a person who pretends to know a lot about a particular subject in order to impress other people Word Origin 1960s: abbreviation of pseudo, from Greek pseudēs ‘false’, pseudos ‘falsehood’.

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