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fabulist

[fab-yuh-list]
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noun
  1. a person who invents or relates fables.
  2. a liar.

Origin of fabulist

1585–95; < Middle French fabuliste, equivalent to < fābul(a) fable + -iste -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for fabulist

fabulist

noun
  1. a person who invents or recounts fables
  2. a person who lies or falsifies
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Word Origin and History for fabulist

n.

1590s, from French fabuliste, from Latin fabula (see fable (n.)).

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