a dull, pedantic person
Origin of dryasdustafter Dr. Jonas Dryasdust, fictional person to whom Sir Walter Scott dedicates some of his novels ; from phrase dry as dust
dull and boring
A dull, pedantic speaker or writer.
Origin of dryasdustAfter Dr. Jonas Dryasdust, a fictitious character to whom Sir Walter Scott dedicated some of his novels.
From the fictitious character "Jonas Dryasdust" created by Sir Walter Scott