Definition of Smatterer

1. n. One who has only a slight, superficial knowledge; a sciolist.



Definition of Smatterer

1. Noun. One who smatters; one who dabbles in or experiments with a little bit of everything, especially knowledge. ¹

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Definition of Smatterer

1. one that smatters [n -S] - See also: smatters

Lexicographical Neighbors of Smatterer

smashingly
smashings
smashmouth
smashproof
smasht
smashup
smashups
smatch
smatched
smatches
smatchet
smatchets
smatching
smatter
smattered
smatterer
smatterers
smattering
smatterings
smatters
smaze
smazes
smear
smear campaign
smear campaigns
smear case
smear culture
smear dab
smear layer
smear test

Literary usage of Smatterer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"... smatterer, dabbler, half-scholar. Tythe, я. See TITHE. Tzar, n. Emperor of Russia, czar. Tzarina, n. Empress of Russia, czarina, ..."

2. An impartial history of Ireland, from the period of the English invasion to by Dennis Taaffe (1811)
"Every smatterer in Irish antiquities knows, that the Irish excelled in timber work. I remember to have seen two houses in Shop-street, ..."

3. Lacon: Or, Many Things in Few Words : Addressed to Those who Think by Charles Caleb Colton (1837)
"... than wisdom enough to make them resigned; since a smatterer in philosophy can see the evils of life, but it requires an adept in it to support them To ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1884)
"We have said that the agitator in his dealings with history ia smatterer ; and in proving the justice of this charge, example of Marx has an exceptional ..."

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