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highbrow

[ hahy-brou ]
/ ˈhaɪˌbraʊ /
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noun
a person of superior intellectual interests and tastes.
a person with intellectual or cultural pretensions; intellectual snob.
the crestfish.
adjective
Also highbrowed . of, relating to, or characteristic of a highbrow.
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Origin of highbrow

First recorded in 1895–1900; high + brow

OTHER WORDS FROM highbrow

highbrowism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for highbrow

highbrow
/ (ˈhaɪˌbraʊ) often derogatory /

noun
a person of scholarly and erudite tastes
adjective Also: highbrowed
appealing to highbrowshighbrow literature
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