ultracrepidarian

ultracrepidarian

[uhl-truh-krep-i-dair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise: The play provides a classic, simplistic portrayal of an ultracrepidarian mother-in-law.
noun
2.
an ultracrepidarian person.

Origin:
1800–20; ultra- + Latin crepidam ‘sole of a shoe, sandal’ (< Greek krepis ‘shoe’); in allusion to the words of Pliny the Elder ne supra crepidam sutor judicare ‘let the cobbler not judge above the sandal’; cf. the English proverb “let the cobbler stick to his last”

ultracrepidarianism, noun
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Main Entry:  ultracrepidarian
Part of Speech:  n, adj
Definition:  beyond one's knowledge or province; pertaining to opinions given on matters beyond one's knowledge; also written ultra-crepidarian
Etymology:  from Latin 'beyond the sole'
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