One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Excessively learned or well-educated; too scholarly or academic.
2Psychology and Education. That has been learned to a point where a response becomes instinctive.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713), philosopher and author. From over- + learned.
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