Definition of pseudomartyr in US English:

pseudomartyr

noun

  • A false or pretended martyr; a person falsely or erroneously called a martyr.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From pseudo- + martyr, after post-classical Latin pseudomartyr false martyr.

Pronunciation

pseudomartyr

/ˌs(j)uːdəʊˈmɑːtə/