Student or Learner
I've read the following in an article in an English magazine:
It seems that too many of the "old guard" are intellectual gollums......
I'd like to learn a little about this word, for I've not found it in my dictionaries.
Thanks a lot.
'Gollum' is a character in the J.R.R Tolkien novel trilogy 'Lord of the Rings', more context is needed to understand what the writer means by 'intellectual gollums'.