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 (păn′dĭt) or pun·dit (pŭn′-)
1. A Brahmin scholar or learned man.
2. Used as a title of respect for a learned man in India.

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


(ˈpʌndɪt; spelling pron ˈpændɪt)
(Hinduism) Hinduism a variant of pundit3


(Biography) Vijaya Lakshmi (vɪˈdʒaɪə ˈlɑːkʃmɪ). 1900–90, Indian politician and diplomat; sister of Jawaharlal Nehru


(ˈpʌn dɪt; spelling pron. ˈpæn dɪt)

also pundit

(in India) a man highly esteemed for his wisdom and learning: often used as a title of respect.
[1820–30; < Hindi < Skt paṇḍita]
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Then Mahbub Ali rolled across the serai to the Gate of the Harpies who paint their eyes and trap the stranger, and was at some pains to call on the one girl who, he had reason to believe, was a particular friend of a smooth-faced Kashmiri pundit who had waylaid his simple Balti in the matter of the telegrams.
A sleek young gentleman from Delhi, armed with a bunch of keys which the Flower had unshackled from the senseless one's belt, went through every single box, bundle, mat, and saddle-bag in Mahbub's possession even more systematically than the Flower and the pundit were searching the owner.
Nay - in a matter touching Five Kings it would be next his black heart,' said the pundit.
They did not say he was the very man,' said the pundit thoughtfully.
Mourinho was asked about Scholes' comments on Pogba's performance against Southampton and suggested certain pundits are jealous they are not part of the United coaching setup.
Benitez's tactical plan, which very nearly earned the Magpies a point against the leaders, was roundly criticised by television pundits.
We would miss so many players, managers, ex-players and ex-managers, and professional pundits and amateur pundits spectacularly missing the point and getting things spectacularly wrong on a frequent basis.
This is our third installment of our educational video series on why the pundits hate annuities.
Hindus dress up for the occasion and sisters tie Rakhi (a holy thread) on their brothers' wrists, usually at the time prescribed by the pundits.
When I was a pundit I didn't like the other pundits because I was scared they might be better than me.
WHEN it comes to picking football pundits you have to give Sky Sports a pat on the back.
GAA chief Aogan O Fearghail has lashed motormouth pundits for using 'dangerous' terminology.