don·​nish ˈdä-nish How to pronounce donnish (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don
donnishly adverb
donnishness noun

Examples of donnish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of it is donnish intellectual history, full of interesting but digressive discussions. Jeffrey Collins, WSJ, 5 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of donnish was in 1848

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“Donnish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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