Definitions

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  • noun A specialist of a given field, especially in one of the fine arts or in a matter of taste: a connoisseur.

Etymologies

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Either a borrowing of the French connaisseur ("a 'knower', one who knows") or an updating of the earlier borrowing, connoisseur, to bring it into line with modern French orthography.

Examples

  • As someone who has nothing to do with the press and is by no means a film connaisseur by any stretch of the imagination, I tend take away a lot from reviews written by film critics whose opinions I trust.

    Roger Ebert on the Death of the Film Critic | /Film

  • Mais bon c juste que ct un connaisseur le pitit vendeur alors ca fait plaisir quoi!!

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  • I know familiarity with die Frau is the mark of a real Strauss connaisseur but it was an effort for me.

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  • These things are selling like hotcakes, and something tells me they will appreciate in value once the collection is sold, so if you consider yourself a connaisseur of mathematical [Read More]

    332 is so boring

  • I do not consider myself as a Bond connaisseur, but I absolutely adored how they managed to correct and modernize the bond series with Casino Royale and I'm expecting nothing less from this one.

    Alicia Keys and Jack White's Bond Song - Another Way To Die « FirstShowing.net

  • Im certainly no connaisseur of olive oils, but it has definitely made me love my salads again, and for that I think its worth it.

    I heart cheese and swanky olive oil

  • (Not to give the impression that I am a marshmallow connaisseur, if there is even such a thing).

    Marshmallows revisited..

  • (Not to give the impression that I am a marshmallow connaisseur, if there is even such a thing).

    Curing a cold with wild mushroom soup

  • The Pommery employee didn't bat an eye and immediately served him a glass of champagne, and the homeless man played the part of the discerning wine connaisseur surprisingly well.

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  • The Pommery employee didn't bat an eye and immediately served him a glass of champagne, and the homeless man played the part of the discerning wine connaisseur surprisingly well.

    La Grande Epicerie

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