Connoisseur definition

kŏnə-sûr, -so͝or
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A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.
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A person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, esp. in the fine arts or in matters of taste.
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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.

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A specialist of a given field whose opinion is valued; especially in one of the fine arts, or in a matter of taste.
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A person of informed and discriminating taste.

A connoisseur of fine wines.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
connoisseur
Plural:
connoisseurs

Origin of connoisseur

  • Obsolete French from Old French connoisseor from connoistre to know from Latin cognōscere to learn, know cognition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Around 1705–1715, from French connoisseur, from the verb connoître (obsolete pre-1835 spelling of connaître (“to know”)).

    From Wiktionary