\ -lə̄n-; -lə̄nd \

Definition of book-learned

1a : marked by book learning
2 : learned through books rather than from practical experience or application

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First Known Use of book-learned

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Book-learned.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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