Connoisseur – definition

You might have come across the word “Connoisseur“.(Connaisseur) So, what does it mean? Let’ take a look at the definition of Connoisseur.


UK: /ˌkɒn.əˈsɜːr/

US:  /ˌkɑː.nəˈsɝː/

Someone who has a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts; who is a keen appreciator of cuisines, fine wines, and other gourmet products; or who is an expert judge in matters of taste. In many areas, the term now has an air of pretension and may be used in a partly ironic sense.
To put it short, a Connoisseur is an expert judge in matters of taste. That’s he or she is one who knows a lot about and enjoys one of the arts, or food, drink, etc. and can judge quality and skill in that subject.
This noun is pronounced “Connaisseur” as in the French language.

Connoisseur Similar Words:

  • expert judge (of)
  • authority (on)
  • specialist (in)
  • arbiter of taste
  • pundit
  • savant
  • one of the cognoscenti
  • aesthete
  • gourmet
  • epicure
  • gastronome
  • buff
  • maven



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