di·​dact | \ ˈdī-ˌdakt How to pronounce didact (audio) \

Definition of didact

: a didactic person

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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, "Leonard Bernstein Through His Daughter’s Eyes," 16 June 2018 The most unlikely challenge to Boston’s visual didacts came from those who couldn’t see at all. Justin T. Clark, BostonGlobe.com, "Building Boston to shape morality," 14 Apr. 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, "Building Boston to shape morality," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of didact

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for didact

back-formation from didactic

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