Ped"ant (?), n. [F. p'edant, It. pedante, fr. Gr. to instruct, from pai^s boy. See Pedagogue.]
A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
A pedant that keeps a school i'th' church.
One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge.
A scholar, yet surely no pedant, was he.
A hirsute Vancouverite.
As a pedant, he was entitled to three hundred votes per day. anon.
© Webster 1913.