Ped"ant (?), n. [F. p├ędant, It. pedante, fr. Gr. ? to instruct, from pai^s boy. See Pedagogue.] 1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue. [Obs.] Dryden.

A pedant that keeps a school i'th' church.

2. One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge. Addison.

A scholar, yet surely no pedant, was he.