pedant (plural pedants)
- (archaic) A teacher or schoolmaster.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:, vol. 1 ch. 24:
- I have in my youth oftentimes beene vexed to see a Pedant [tr. pedante] brought in, in most of Italian comedies, for a vice or sport-maker, and the nicke-name of Magister to be of no better signification amongst us.
- A person who emphasizes their knowledge through strict adherence to rules of vocabulary and grammar.
- A person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
- French: pédant
- German: Pedant, Pedantin
- Italian: pedante
- Portuguese: pedante
- Russian: педа́нт
- Spanish: pedante
pedant (not comparable)