cineaste

or cin·e·ast, cin·é·aste

[ sin-ee-ast, sin-ey- ]
/ ˈsɪn iˌæst, ˈsɪn eɪ- /

noun

any person, especially a director or producer, associated professionally with filmmaking.
an aficionado of filmmaking.

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Origin of cineaste

1925–30; < French cinéaste, equivalent to ciné- cine- + -aste, as in ecclésiaste, gymnaste, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for cineaste

cineaste
/ (ˈsɪnɪˌæst) /

noun

an enthusiast for films

Word Origin for cineaste

C20: French, from cinema + -aste, as -ast in enthusiast
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