Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
1. A source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit.
2. A learned person.
3. Hinduism Variant of pandit.
[Hindi paṇḍit, learned man, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ, learned, scholar, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. an expert
2. (Education) (formerly) a learned person
3. (Hinduism) Also called: pandit a Brahman learned in Sanskrit and, esp in Hindu religion, philosophy or law
[C17: from Hindi pandit, from Sanskrit pandita learned man, from pandita learned]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a learned person; an expert or authority.
2. a person who makes comments or judgments in an authoritative manner.
[1665–75; < Hindi paṇḍit < Skt paṇḍita learned man, (adj.) learned]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||pundit - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field|
polymath - a person of great and varied learning
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
noun expert, guru, maestro, buff (informal), boffin (Brit. informal), wonk (informal), fundi (S. African), one of the cognoscenti, (self-appointed) expert or authority a well-known political pundit
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
pundit[ˈpʌndɪt] N → experto/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
pundit[ˈpʌndɪt] n (iro) → esperto/a, sapientone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995