Definition of book-learned in English:

book-learned

adjective

depreciative
  • Having knowledge acquired (only) from books; knowledgeable about books. Now frequently somewhat depreciative.

    Related bookwise

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Awntyrs of Arthure. From book + learned.

Pronunciation

book-learned

/ˈbʊkˌləːnɪd//ˈbʊkˌləːnt//ˈbʊkˌləːnd/