- The definition of a connoisseur is a person who is an expert at something or who has informed and discriminating taste.
An example of connoissuer is an art expert who only likes certain great artists.
connoisseur definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French (now connaisseur) ; from Old French conoisseor, a judge, one well versed ; from conoistre ; from Classical Latin cognoscere, to know: see cognition
- connoisseurship noun
connoisseur definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.
- A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.
Origin: Obsolete French, from Old French connoisseor, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognōscere, to learn, know; see cognition.
- conˌnois·seurˈshipˌ noun