di·​dact ˈdī-ˌdakt How to pronounce didact (audio)
: a didactic person

Examples of didact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jamie says that her father was an ardent family man, attentive, affectionate, an unending didact who crammed his kids with poetry, music, Hebrew lessons. David Denby, The New Yorker, 16 June 2018 At the present moment, many Americans feel as Boston’s didacts once did: desperate to see their country regain a sense of common perspective and fellow feeling that once existed, if only in myth. Justin T. Clark, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Apr. 2018

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Word History


back-formation from didactic

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of didact was in 1918

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“Didact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/didact. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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