Word of the day

The word for today is…

dilettante (noun) – 1. One who dabbles in an art or a field of knowledge.
2. (Archaic) A lover of the fine arts.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1733, borrowing of Italian dilettante “lover of music or painting,” from dilettare “to delight,” from Latin delectare (see delight. Originally without negative connotation, “devoted amateur,” the pejorative sense emerged late 18th century by contrast with professional.


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Peter is a fourth-generation New Zealander, with his mother’s and father’s folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

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