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cineaste

or cin·e·ast, cin·é·aste

[ sin-ee-ast, sin-ey- ]

noun

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


cineaste

/ ˈsɪnɪˌæst /

noun

  1. an enthusiast for films


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cineaste1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cineaste1

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

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