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columnist

[ kol-uhm-nist, -uh-mist ]
/ ˈkɒl əm nɪst, -ə mɪst /
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noun
the writer or editor of a newspaper or magazine column.
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Origin of columnist

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; column + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for columnist

columnist
/ (ˈkɒləmɪst, -əmnɪst) /

noun
a journalist who writes a regular feature in a newspapera gossip columnist
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