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noun

or hyper-polyglot

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a person who learns and speaks many different languages

    Foreign-language teachers don’t want to hear me say that not everyone can become a hyperpolyglot, but certainly everyone can learn another language, which is a much more reasonable goal

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/07/2013

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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