The origin of the prefix pseudo

The prefix pseudo– (from Greek ψευδής, pseudes, “lying, false”) is used to mark something that superficially appears to be (or behaves like) one thing, but is something else.

The definition of pseudo is someone or something fake, false or pretend.An example of pseudo used as an adjective is the phrase pseudo date, a girl taking her cousin to the prom to pose as her date.

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Pseudo is defined as similar to, or not real.An example of pseudo used as a prefix is in the word “pseudonym” which means a false name, often one that is used by a writer to conceal his true identity.

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