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pun·dit / ˈpəndit/ • n. 1. an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public: a globe-trotting financial pundit. 2. variant spelling of pandit. DERIVATIVES: pun·dit·ry / -trē/ n. (in sense 1).

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pundit an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called upon to give their opinions about it to the public. The word comes from Sanskrit paṇḍita ‘learned’.

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pundit learned Hindu. XVII. — Hindi paṇḍit :- Skr. paṇḍitá — Learned, skilled, sb. learned man, scholar.

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Pundit (Hindu learned man): see PAṆḌITA.