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Definitions

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  • n. a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pretender to philosophy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pretender to philosophical knowledge; an incompetent philosopher.

Etymologies

Latin philosophaster, from philosophus ("philosopher"), and -aster ("little', 'partial'") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Shylock chimes with the jewbaiting that followed the hanging and quartering of the queen's leech Lopez, his jew's heart being plucked forth while the sheeny was yet alive: _Hamlet_ and _Macbeth_ with the coming to the throne of a Scotch philosophaster with a turn for witchroasting.

    Ulysses

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  • or philosfaster: to break from philosophy

    November 7, 2009