- Also i·dol·ist [ahyd-l-ist] /ˈaɪd l ɪst/. a worshiper of idols.
- a person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee.
Origin of idolater
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Examples from the Web for idolater
Plato, though he was but an idolater, has testified to the real existence of ideas.
Paphnutius, considering Cotta as nothing but an idolater, did not deign to reply.
I can drop on my knees and become as good an idolater as that scoundrel of a Sharp.Hubert's Wife
Minnie Mary Lee
Pomare was still an idolater when many of his subjects had been converted.The Cruise of the Mary Rose
William H. G. Kingston
Verily I have become quite as much of an idolater as any of these.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2
Word Origin and History for idolater
late 14c., ydolatrer "idol-worshipper," from Old French idolatre, contracted from Late Latin idololatres, from Ecclesiastical Greek eidololatres "idol-worshipper" (see idolatry).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper