highbrow


noun

  1. a person of superior intellectual interests and tastes.
  2. a person with intellectual or cultural pretensions; intellectual snob.
  3. the crestfish.

adjective

  1. Also high·browed. of, relating to, or characteristic of a highbrow.

noun

  1. a person of scholarly and erudite tastes

adjective Also: highbrowed

  1. appealing to highbrowshighbrow literature
n.

“person of superior intellect and taste,” 1902, back-formation from high-browed (adj.), which is attested from 1891, from high (adj.) + brow (cf. also lowbrow).

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