Definitions for Pseudoˈsu doʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pseu•doˈsu doʊ(adj.; n.)(pl.)-dos.
(adj.)false or spurious; sham; pretended.
(n.)a false or pretentious person.
imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(adj)
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
"a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"
An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
A poseur; false, fake.
Being other than what is apparent, a sham.
Origin: From pseudo-.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Usenet: truncation of ‘pseudonym’] 1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behavior; a ‘nom de Usenet’, often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is B1FF. See also tentacle. 2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.
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