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pundit

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noun pun·dit \ˈpən-dət\

Simple Definition of pundit

  • : a person who knows a lot about a particular subject and who expresses ideas and opinions about that subject publicly (such as by speaking on television and radio shows)

Full Definition of pundit

  1. 1 :  pandit

  2. 2 :  a learned man :  teacher

  3. 3 :  a person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner usually through the mass media :  critic

pun·dit·ry play \-də-trē\ noun

Examples of pundit

  1. <a moral question that has puzzled the pundits throughout the ages>

  2. <the new mini laptop has gotten a thumbs-up from industry pundits>



Origin of pundit

Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍita, from paṇḍita learned


First Known Use: 1672



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