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ultracrepidarian

[uhl-truh-krep-i-dair-ee-uh n] /ˌʌl trəˌkrɛp ɪˈdɛər i ən/
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
1800-1820
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”
Related forms
ultracrepidarianism, noun
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Contemporary definitions for ultracrepidarian
noun, adjective

beyond one's knowledge or province; pertaining to opinions given on matters beyond one's knowledge; also written ultra-crepidarian

Word Origin

from Latin 'beyond the sole'

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