1. an academic, esp. one who trades on the proliferation of current, if ephemeral, intellectual fads.
|Meanjin Quarterly Jan. (Melbourne) n.p.: acca (slightly derogatory) 1, noun An academic rather than an intellectual, particularly adept at manipulating trendologies, usually with full scholarly apparatus. Hence 2, noun A particularly sterile piece of academic writing.|
|Lingo 164: acca yakker includes self-deprecations like acca for an academic.|
2. quotidian, jargon-laden academic writing.
|see sense 1.|