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Definition of Connoisseur

A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.   An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was pouted on his lips to revive him.  'Pauillac, 1873,' he murmured and died.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?k?n??s?: n. (often foll. by of, in) an expert judge in matters of taste (a connoisseur of fine wine). °°connoisseurship n. [F, obs. spelling of connaisseur f. pres. stem of connaÝtre know + -eur -or(1): cf. reconnoitre]

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