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bassist

[bey-sist]
noun
  1. a singer with a bass voice.
  2. a player of a bass instrument, especially of the bass viol.
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Origin of bassist

First recorded in 1865–70; bass1 + -ist
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bassist

noun
  1. a player of a double bass, esp in a jazz band
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