- a visionary or dreamer.
Origin of fantast
1580–90; < German, variant of Phantast < Greek phantastḗs boaster; modern sense by association with fantastic
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Examples from the Web for fantast
The epithet "fantast" may be equally suitably applied to Brentano.
Besides plays, now unreadable, he wrote two long novels and a number of short tales, which all bear witness to the fantast in him.
He has himself a good deal of the fantast again, but with a better basis of solidity beneath it.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)
- a dreamer or visionary
C16: from German Phantast, from Greek phantastēs boaster; English word influenced in meaning by fantastic
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