Definition of "pundit" []

  • A source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit. (noun)
  • A learned person. (noun)
  • Hinduism Variant of pandit. (noun)
  • An expert (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (formerly) a learned person (noun)
  • A Brahman learned in Sanskrit and, esp in Hindu religion, philosophy or law (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pundit" in a sentence
  • "My twelve hundred page English Dictionary tells me "pundit" comes from the Hindu 'paydit' which is from the Sanskrit 'paydita', a learned man."
  • "But newspapers who run her columns and television programs that have turned to Coulter for colorful political commentary should consider whether this kind of pundit is what the public needs and deserves."
  • "To see him as a cosy or complacent pundit is unimaginable."