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feudist1

[fyoo-dist] /ˈfyu dɪst/
noun
1.
a person who participates in a feud.
Origin of feudist1
1900-1905
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; feud1 + -ist

feudist2

[fyoo-dist] /ˈfyu dɪst/
noun
1.
a writer or authority on feudal law.
Origin
First recorded in 1600-10; feud2 + -ist
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Examples from the Web for feudist
Historical Examples
  • You must not mention the word or refer to the subject in the presence of a feudist.

    Whirligigs

    O. Henry
  • To speak of his feud to a feudist is a serious breach of the mountain etiquette.

    Whirligigs

    O. Henry
  • We should perhaps encounter the dislike of certain men who were of the feudist type.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for feudist

feudist

/ˈfjuːdɪst/
noun
1.
(US) a person who takes part in a feud or quarrel
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