pseudo

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See also: pseudo- and pseŭdo-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from prefix pseudo-, itself derived from Ancient Greek ψευδής ‎(pseudḗs, false, lying)

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Noun[edit]

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) 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. Short for pseudoephedrine.

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References[edit]

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

Adjective[edit]

pseudo ‎(not comparable)

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

References[edit]

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

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Noun[edit]

pseudo m ‎(plural pseudos)

  1. (chiefly Internet slang) A nickname, handle or pseudonym.

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