Meaning of connoisseur

con•nois•seur

Pronunciation: (kon"u-sûr', -soor'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, particularly one of the fine arts, or in matters of taste: a connoisseur of modern art.
  2. a discerning judge of the best in any field: a connoisseur of horses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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