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naturist

[ney-cher-ist]
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noun
  1. a person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
  2. a nudist.

Origin of naturist

First recorded in 1675–85; nature + -ist
Related formsna·tur·ism, noun
Can be confusednaturalist naturist nudist
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British Dictionary definitions for naturism

naturism

noun
  1. another name for nudism
Derived Formsnaturist, 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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