rocket scientist


: a person who designs or builds rockets
also : an unusually smart person
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the instructions.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Donovan is, in fact, a rocket scientist. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2023 In a new episode of Amelia Dimoldenberg’s popular Chicken Shop Date YouTube series, the 29-year-old host asks Twain if she’s ever met a rocket scientist, in reference to another verse of the same song. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 10 Mar. 2023 And the rocket scientist who helped remind us of that. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Feb. 2023 Never saw a souvenir shop there either, nor a rocket scientist. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Feb. 2023

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“Rocket scientist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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