Pedant

Definition of Pedant

Ped´ant
n.1.A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
A pedant that keeps a school i'th' church.
- Shak.
2.One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge.
A scholar, yet surely no pedant, was he.
- Goldsmith.

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