Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Brahman scholar or learned man.
  • noun Used as a title of respect for a learned man in India.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as pundit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as pundit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an honorary title in India giving a person status as a learned man or scholar.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ; see pundit.]

Examples

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  • See pundit.

    August 3, 2008

  • though most often in regular language it's panditji.

    June 16, 2009