What does so-called mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alleged(a), so-called, supposed(adj)

    doubtful or suspect

    "these so-called experts are no help"


  1. so-called(Adjective)

    So named; called by such a name, with a very strong connotation that the item is not worthy of that name.

  2. so-called(Adjective)

    Same as above, without the negative connotation.

    The so-called Ising model.

  3. Origin: so + called

Webster Dictionary

  1. So-called(adj)

    so named; called by such a name (but perhaps called thus with doubtful propriety)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. So-called

    sō′-kawld, adj. See under So.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'so-called' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3557

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'so-called' in Adjectives Frequency: #481


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of so-called in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of so-called in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marco Rubio:

    He called me Mr. Meltdown.

  2. Donald Trump:

    It’s called pay for play.

  3. Lisa Johnson:

    They called me a genetic freak.

  4. Bruce Morrison:

    We called it the Einstein visa.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It’s called gaming the system.

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