columnist

[ kol-uh m-nist, -uh-mist ]
/ ˈkɒl əm nɪst, -ə mɪst /

noun

the writer or editor of a newspaper or magazine column.

Nearby words

  1. columnar epithelium,
  2. columnar jointing,
  3. columnarized,
  4. columnea,
  5. columniation,
  6. colure,
  7. colwyn bay,
  8. coly,
  9. colza,
  10. colza oil

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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Word Origin and History for columnist

columnist

n.

1920, from column in the newspaper sense + -ist.

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