Philistine – uneducated, particularly about the arts
A philistine is an uneducated person who knows little or nothing about the arts.
To remember the definition of the word philistine, use the following mnemonic:
She filled her time (philistine) educating the uneducated.
The original Philistines were neighbours and enemies of Israel in Biblical times.
Examples of philistine in a sentence
There were works of art to inspire even the most philistine of visitors to the gallery.
David is a philistine who unknowingly sold a vase valued at over £100,000 for £20.
The philistine described Picasso's abstract work as "childish".