So-called

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Definition

so-called: alleged, supposed, known as
adjective
This so-called 'discount' you're offering is only 10 cents. I spent more than that on the petrol needed to get here!

Examples

  • "She'll be there at the end of the day, around 6:00 pm. I suggest that you clean up your so-called 'love nest': champagne bottles, chocolates and mood music might give Miss Stake the wrong impression."
  • "The highest rates of weight gain per second were localized in the mid-west and the south (the so-called Fat Belt), however weight gain was steady from coast to coast, from California to New York."
  • "We've been hearing rumors about a so-called 'man in the moon'."

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