An example of connoissuer is an art expert who only likes certain great artists.
Origin of connoisseurFrench (now connaisseur) from Old French conoisseor, a judge, one well versed from conoistre from Classical Latin cognoscere, to know: see cognition
- 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 of connoisseurObsolete French from Old French connoisseor from connoistre to know from Latin cognōscere to learn, know ; see cognition .
Around 1705–1715, from French connoisseur, from the verb connoître (obsolete pre-1835 spelling of connaître (“to know”)).