ivo·​ry-tow·​ered ˈī-v(ə-)rē-ˈtau̇(-ə)rd How to pronounce ivory-towered (audio)
: divorced from reality and practical matters
an ivory-towered recluse

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ivory-towered was in 1937

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“Ivory-towered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ivory-towered. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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