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

  • n. Any of the leading philosophical, political, and social writers of the 18th-century French Enlightenment.

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  • n. any of the leading philosophers or intellectuals of the 18th century French Enlightenment.
  • n. an incompetent philosopher; a philosophaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A philosophaster; a philosopher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See philosoph.

Etymologies

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

French, from Old French, philosopher; see philosopher.

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