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One who is almost obnoxiously acquainted with literature, and frequently reminds others of this fact.
A 'literateur' would immediately recognize the Dickensian reference if one wrote the word "humble" as "'umble", and would make damn sure you knew he/she knew you knew.
by Tuco Wilde January 02, 2008

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