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[strat-i-jist] /ˈstræt ɪ dʒɪst/
an expert in strategy, especially in warfare:
Julius Caesar was a great military strategist.
Origin of strategist
First recorded in 1830-40; strateg(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As a strategist his qualities came to be recognized as paramount in that body.

  • And Captain Elisha, who also was something of a strategist, smiled at the fire.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His comrades years ago used also to call him The strategist.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • He was the strategist, but unfortunately his knowledge of life was limited.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • The fighter judged war by its victories; the strategist by their effects.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for strategist


a specialist or expert in strategy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for strategist

1838, from French stratégiste, from stratégie (see strategy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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