Archive for January 23rd, 2009

BOOKLE’ARNED. adj.

booklearned-adj

BOOKLE’ARNED. adj. [from book and learned.] Versed in books,
or literature: a term implying some slight contempt.
Whate’er these booklearn’d blockheads say,
Solon’s the veri’st fool in all the play. Dryden’s Persius.
He will quote passages out of Plato and Pindar, at his own
table, to some booklearned companion, without blushing. Swift.