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pseud

[sood] /sud/
noun
1.
a person of fatuously earnest intellectual, artistic, or social pretensions.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a pseud.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; by shortening of pseudointellectual or parallel compounds with pseudo-
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British Dictionary definitions for pseuds

pseud

/sjuːd/
noun
1.
(informal) a false, artificial, or pretentious person
adjective
2.
another word for pseudo
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pseud

adjective

: That guy is really pseud, with all hisbig talk (1962+)

noun

Someone or something false; a fraud; fake, phony (1968+)

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