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Definition of "connoisseur" []

  • A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts. (noun)
  • A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines. (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.

Use "connoisseur" in a sentence
  • "I'm no muffin connoisseur, but I think that's how muffins should be!"
  • "He is a writer whose colloquial approach masks both a rather uncolloquial feeling for the tautest way of getting his point across and a word connoisseur's desire to show off his collection."
  • "The word connoisseur means, 'the people that think your tastes are so far below them, you are no better than a garbage scouring raccoon'."