noun, plural id·i·ot sa·vants, French id·i·ots sa·vants [ee-dyoh sa-vahn]. /i dyoʊ saˈvɑ̃/. Psychiatry.
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By Monday evening, it had been leaked to the blogger The Two-Bit Idiot, who published it on the Web.
Like a savant, he navigates us through a tasting of three French beers, finished off by a pairing with 18-month-old comté cheese.Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France|Jeff Campagna|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She has a blog, Fox on Stocks, where the self-taught savant holds forth on the ins and outs of the market.When Celebrities Like Mila Kunis Talk Stocks, It’s Time to Get Out of the Market|Daniel Gross|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Internet savant Aaron Swartz was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday from an apparent suicide.
The New York Times electoral savant was said to be “controversial.”The GOP’s Absurd Attack on Susan Rice Over Benghazi|Michael Tomasky|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The perfumer destined this engraving for the savant Vauquelin, to whom he was under obligations.
The future famous savant (Desplein) watched by his bedside at the last and closed his eyes.
She looked up to the young savant, if not as a god or hero, at least as a man far superior to his contemporaries.Urania|Camille Flammarion
I had been thinking lately that the distinguished savant was going decidedly wrong.
Liszt wrote a rejoinder in which he failed to justify himself, but succeeded in giving the poor savant some hard hits.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks