connoisseur
[ kon-uh-sur ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 18th century; French from obsolete French, from conoistre ‘know’
Synonyms
  • aficionado
  • buff
  • devotee
  • dilettante
Antonyms
  • ignoramus
Definition
an expert judge in matters of taste
Example
The older gentleman is a true connoisseur of music.
Usage Over Time

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