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[kon-uh-sur, -soo r] /ˌkɒn əˈsɜr, -ˈsʊər/

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.
a discerning judge of the best in any field:
a connoisseur of horses.
a person with special knowledge or appreciation of a field, esp in the arts

1714, from French connoisseur (Modern French connaiseur), from Old French conoisseor “an expert, a judge, one well-versed,” from conoistre “to know,” from Latin cognoscere “to know, to become well-acquainted with,” from com- “with” (see com-) + gnoscere “recognize” (see notice (v.)).


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