Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

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Synonyms of Connoisseur


Alternate forms of Connoisseur

Derivations: connoisseurship

Hyponyms: aesthete, esthete, wine lover

Hypernyms: authority

Origin of the word Connoisseur

  1. 1714, from Fr., from O.Fr. conoisseor "a judge, one well-versed," from conoistre, from L. cognoscere "to know," from com- "with" + gnoscere "recognize" (see notice). more

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