Word of the day

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pedant (noun) – 1. One who ostentatiously exhibits academic knowledge or who pays undue attention to minor details or formal rules.
2. (Obsolete) A schoolmaster.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1580s, “schoolmaster,” from Middle French pédant (1560s) or directly from Italian pedante, literally “teacher, schoolmaster,” of uncertain origin, apparently an alteration of Late Latin paedagogantem (nominative paedagogans), present participle of paedagogare. Meaning “person who trumpets minor points of learning” first recorded 1590s.


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