See also: pseudo- and pseŭdo-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, derived from prefix pseudo-, itself derived from Ancient Greek ψευδής (pseudḗs, false, lying)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pseudo (plural pseudos)

  1. An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
  2. A poseur; one who is fake.
  3. (travel industry, informal) pseudo-city code
  4. (Internet, clipping) A pseudonym; a false name used for online anonymity.
    • 2011, Divina Frau-Meigs, Media Matters in the Cultural Contradictions of the "Information Society", page 299:
      Issues such as verifiability (for age declared), anonymity (in spite of pseudos and avatars) and traceability are at stake []
  5. Clipping of pseudoephedrine.

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

AdjectiveEdit

pseudo (not comparable)

  1. Other than what is apparent; spurious; sham.
  2. Insincere.

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of pseudonyme.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pseudo m (plural pseudos)

  1. A nickname, handle or pseudonym.

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