Definition of rocket scientist in English:

rocket scientist

noun

  • 1A specialist in rocketry.

    • ‘Augmenting this distinguished group were immigrant German rocket scientists who had worked for the Nazi regime, the best-known of whom was Werner von Braun.’
    • ‘I'm a part time, one man show here with a full time job providing technical guidance and support to a team of rocket scientists.’
    • ‘As Stern says, ‘there's more opportunity for rocket scientists and brain surgeons than there is for pro basketball players.’’
    • ‘One spot hypes the technic roller coaster with the tag, ‘Every rocket scientist remembers their first introduction to a little thing called G-Force.’’
    • ‘While today's TRW may be rightly considered the roosting place of countless rocket scientists, its beginnings are more nuts and bolts - literally.’
    • ‘World scientists now realized that the German rocket scientists had brought us to the edge of the space age.’
    • ‘They will provide a high standard of living for rocket scientists, secret police agents, and such intellectuals and athletes whose accomplishments help to reflect glory on the regime.’
    • ‘I had no idea that Von Braun, developer of the V - 2, was Hitler's chief rocket scientist.’
    • ‘Cambridge has a long and valiant history in spawning rocket scientists, as well as a track record in trying to turn their ideas into viable products and businesses.’
    • ‘The oldest, a rocket scientist, is now a father himself, the youngest is off to university to read medicine.’
    • ‘Of what possible use in this fight are all those people trained as rocket scientists and particle physicists and such?’
    • ‘Only rocket scientists and the mathematically gifted can do mental arithmetic accurately which involves dividing or multi-plying.’
    • ‘Motivating employees - whether they're ball players or rocket scientists - to produce and share their knowledge begins in the front office.’
    • ‘This sort of stuff must be great fun for rocket scientists, cosmic physicists and nerds in white coats, but it's likely to leave the average reader bewildered.’
    1. 1.1informal usually with negative An extremely intelligent person.
      ‘he's a nice kid—maybe not a rocket scientist, but he should come out okay’

Pronunciation

rocket scientist

/ˈrɒkɪt ˌsʌɪəntɪst/