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A boring, pedantic speaker or writer.
- ‘The whole work, far from being dryasdust scholarship, is a rattling good yarn.’
- ‘He would not be a dryasdust.’
Dull and boring.
Late 19th century: from the name of the character Dr. Jonas Dryasdust, featured in prefaces to Sir Walter Scott's novels.
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