[ an-l-ist ]
/ ˈæn l ɪst /


a chronicler of events, especially yearly ones; historian.

Nearby words

  1. anna karenina,
  2. annaba,
  3. annabel,
  4. annabergite,
  5. annal,
  6. annalize,
  7. annals,
  8. annam,
  9. annamese,
  10. annamite

Origin of annalist

1605–15; annal(s) + -ist, or < French annaliste

Related formsan·nal·is·tic, adjectivean·nal·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Can be confusedanalyst annalist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for annalist



"one who keeps a chronicle of events by year," 1610s, from French analiste; see annals + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper