An example of connoissuer is an art expert who only likes certain great artists.
A connoisseur of fine wines.
Other Word Forms
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”)).