Definition of pseudish in English:

pseudish

noun

  • Often with capital initial. Osbert Lancaster's mock or depreciative name for: a style or supposed ‘school’ of architecture regarded as imitative or exaggerated. Now rare.

adjective

  • Derogatory. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a 'pseud'; intellectually or socially pretentious, insincerely affected.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Osbert Lancaster (1908–1986), cartoonist and designer. As noun from pseudo + -ish; compare later pseud and pseudo. As adjective from pseud + -ish; compare earlier pseud.

Pronunciation

pseudish

/ˈs(j)uːdɪʃ/