Definition of book-smart adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbʊk smɑːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊk smɑːrt//
(North American English, becoming old-fashioned, often disapproving)
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having a lot of academic knowledge learned from books and studying, but not necessarily knowing much about people and living in the real world He's book-smart but he's got no common sense. book-smart people with no social skills compare street-smart
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: book-smart