etymologist etymologist

Definition(s):

  • (n) a lexicographer who specializes in etymology

Usage(s):

  1. Some future etymologist studying the phrases of the '60s will do well, then, to examine the content of the film The Guru.
  2. William Saroyan, who wallows in language like a dieter in a delicatessen, is this week's guest etymologist.
  3. No etymologist would be content to own just one dictionary.

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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /