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[ney-cher-ist] /ˈneɪ tʃər ɪst/
a person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
a nudist.
Origin of naturist
First recorded in 1675-85; nature + -ist
Related forms
naturism, noun
Can be confused
naturalist, naturist, nudist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • This practically amounts to a return to the naturist theory.

  • All these organisms are tenants of the apple-tree, and from the naturist's point of view alone they are not to be overlooked.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • The naturist is not selfish,—he shares all his joys and discoveries, even to the extent of publishing them.

    The Holy Earth L. H. Bailey
  • The naturist who applies the Schroth Cure for the purpose of curing chronic diseases uses fruit as his chief eliminating agent.

Word Origin and History for naturist

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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