pundit


pun·dit

noun \ˈpən-dət\

: 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
:  pandit
2
:  a learned man :  teacher
3
:  a person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner usually through the mass media :  critic
pun·dit·ry \-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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