Origin of connoisseur
Examples from the Web for connoisseur
Instead, Costume Institute curators seem more wedded to surface appearance than any connoisseur of Old Master oils could be.
As any connoisseur of good food knows, this kind of copying happens all the time.In ‘The Knockoff Economy,’ The Upside to Ripping Off Others’ Ideas|Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sallust is ruthless and charming, a connoisseur of rare wines and rare women.The Novelist Who Spied: How Dennis Wheatley Helped Defeat the Nazis|Tina Rosenberg|August 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like all instinctive gamblers, Trump is a connoisseur of the expert bluff.Trump Endorsed Romney Because It Was Like Calling to Like|Lee Siegel|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Swinging from a plastic highchair, I was a 2-year old connoisseur of the chicken liver.
A connoisseur (again on reference behind the curtains) was one of those wealthy men who could swallow anything.Bud|Neil Munro
Once on this point, the connoisseur will pronounce in favour of the expressive Adagio.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
You are more of a connoisseur than I. I will leave it to your own valuation.Samuel Brohl & Company|Victor Cherbuliez
He becomes a connoisseur in female dress, and likes to discuss matters pertaining to the toilet of females.Religion and Lust|James Weir
It was some connoisseur he was nearly certain; Julia would not have sold it to another grower.The Good Comrade|Una L. Silberrad
British Dictionary definitions for connoisseur
Word Origin for connoisseur
Word Origin and History for connoisseur
1714, from French connoisseur (Modern French connaiseur), from Old French conoisseor "an expert, a judge, one well-versed," from conoistre "to know," from Latin cognoscere "to know, to become well-acquainted with," from com- "with" (see com-) + gnoscere "recognize" (see notice (v.)).