man of letters


noun

a man engaged in literary pursuits, especially a professional writer.
a man of great learning; scholar.

Origin of man of letters

First recorded in 1635–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for man of letters

brain, intellectual, savant, scholar, belletrist, litterateur, wordsmith