A person with pretensions to cultural or intellectual sophistication.
Example Citation:
"With the aid of some blurred old photographs and his own 'artworks', Boyd concocted Nat Tate: An American Artist (1928-1960)...We enjoyably imagine those 'art lovers', a parcel of pseuds, gathered in the New York loft to revere the memory of someone who never existed."
— John Mullan, "Sting in Manhattan," The Guardian, April 9, 1998
Earliest Citation:
Between October 1953 and June 1954, [Raymond Gueri ] contributed ten or so pieces to Jacques Laurent's review La Parisienne, in which he attacked phoney artists, pseuds, and literary life in general.
— Raphael Sorin, "RAYMOND GUERIN: 1905-1955," Manchester Guardian Weekly, November 8, 1981
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  • Pseud... — Pseud... u. Pseudo... (v. gr. Pseudes, falsch), damit zusammengesetzte Wörter deuten an, daß das im Wort Genannte nicht das Wesen, Echte. Richtige, sondern blos Untergeschobene, fälschlich so Genannte, auch Gesetzwidrige sei; von Personen zeigt… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pseud... — pseud...,   Wortbildungselement, pseudo …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • pseud — [sju:d US su:d] n BrE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: pseudo ] a person who pretends to know a lot about a subject and talks about it in a complicated way in order to make other people admire them used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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