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Definition of "schoolman" [school•man]

  • A man who is a professional educator or scholar. (noun)
  • A medieval Scholastic scholar or philosopher. (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 "schoolman" in a sentence
  • "But that subtle schoolman, Dr. Pusey, said of him, as of modern scientists generally (as distinct from the older scientists from Copernicus to Newton and beyond) that he had done something worse than to deny God; he had forgotten Him."
  • "Gardiner had been instrumental in guiding Camelot to part of the $40 million that Philadelphia schoolman, Paul Vallas, was paying out to have Philadelphia's "high-need" students professionally handled."
  • "Then Vaca de Castro, the licentiate, the clerk, the schoolman, the man of books, came down on us with his reserve like"