oxford views updated May 23 2018
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).
oxford views updated Jun 27 2018
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
oxford views updated May 29 2018
learned Hindu. XVII. — Hindi paṇḍit
:- Skr. paṇḍitá
— Learned, skilled, sb. learned man, scholar.