This term came up in conversation the other night. A friend said he was going to be a docent at his daughter’s ballet show.
I told him I am already a docent—a decent docent at that!
Docent definition: A college/university teacher or lecturer. They are usually not a regular faculty member. (Been there—done that)
A more popular definition is someone who leads guided tours at galleries or museums. This could also apply to a cathedral. Docents are usually well-trained and may greet visitors and answer questions too. (Been there—done that)
The word docent comes from the Latin word docere, meaning to teach.