Definitions for Pseudoˈsu doʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pseu•doˈsu doʊ(adj.; n.)(pl.)-dos.

  1. (adj.)false or spurious; sham; pretended.

  2. (n.)a false or pretentious person.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(adj)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  2. pseudo(adj)

    (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

    "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"


  1. pseudo(Noun)

    An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.

  2. pseudo(Noun)

    A poseur; false, fake.

  3. pseudo(Noun)

    pseudo-city code

  4. pseudo(Adjective)

    Being other than what is apparent, a sham.

  5. pseudo(Adjective)


  6. pseudo(Adjective)


  7. Origin: From pseudo-.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. pseudo

    [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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