[ kuhm-plee-tist ]

  1. a person who attempts to complete a collection or set, especially a collector who wants to collect an example of every item in a particular field: This recording is a must for obsessive Sinatra completists.I'd only recommend this movie to Hepburn completists.

Origin of completist

First recorded in 1950–55; complet(e) + -ist

Words Nearby completist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for completist


/ (kəmˈpliːtɪst) /

  1. a person who collects objects or memorabilia obsessively: ardent John Wayne completists

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