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naturist

[ney-cher-ist] /ˈneɪ tʃər ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
2.
a nudist.
Origin of naturist
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; nature + -ist
Related forms
naturism, noun
Can be confused
naturalist, naturist, nudist.
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naturism

/ˈneɪtʃəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
another name for nudism
Derived Forms
naturist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for naturism

naturist

n.

"participant in the movement for communal nudity," 1929, from nature + -ist.

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