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anecdotist

[ an-ik-doh-tist ]
/ ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪst /
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noun
a collector or teller of anecdotes.
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Also an·ec·do·tal·ist [an-ik-doh-tl-ist]. /ˌæn ɪkˈdoʊ tl ɪst/.

Origin of anecdotist

First recorded in 1830–40; anecdote + -ist
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How to use anecdotist in a sentence

  • Rattenden was an amusing anecdotist and had amassed a prodigious amount of raw material for his craft.

    Septimus|William J. Locke
  • The scene of the prank was not in itself so bad as the stuff which a cunning anecdotist could make out of it.

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