The D.C. Docent

What’s a docent?

I am a docent in the strict sense of the word (2), but I also consider myself someone who has a passion for the study, appreciation, collection and promotion of art and artists. I want to share this with you.

do·cent noun \ˈdō-sənt, dō(t)-ˈsent\ 

Definition of DOCENT

1: a college or university teacher or lecturer

2: a person who leads guided tours especially through a museum or art gallery

Origin of DOCENT

obsolete German (now Dozent), from Latin docent-, docens, present participle of docēre

First Known Use: 1880

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith