professor
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /pɹəˈfɛsə/
  • (America) IPA: /pɹəˈfɛsɚ/
Noun

professor (plural professors)

  1. The most senior rank for an academic at a university or similar institution, informally also known as "full professor." Abbreviated Prof.
  2. (US, informal) A teacher or faculty member at a college or university regardless of formal rank.
  3. (archaic) One who professes something, such as a religious doctrine.
    • 1897, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (transl.) The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, Introduction, p. v:
      This period in which Abraham the Jew lived was one in which Magic was almost universally believed in, and in which its Professors were held in honour;
  4. (US, slang) A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 415:
      You could hear [...] pianos under the hands of whorehouse professors sounding like they came with keys between the keys.
  5. The puppeteer who performs a Punch and Judy show; a Punchman.
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Professor
Noun

professor (plural professors)

  1. The title for someone who holds the professor job.



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