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A TV personality that is supposed to be an expert on a given subject, but often lacks the credentials and reputation generally required to be successful in their respective fields.
Dr. Phil is such a telectual.
by Mr. Rags September 06, 2005
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A Movie personality assumed to have some expertise in a given subject, but who is really just an academic flunky.
Dr. Phil is a really famous Telectual.
by Mr. Rags August 23, 2005
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