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descriptivist

[ dih-skrip-tuh-vist ]
/ dɪˈskrɪp tə vɪst /
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noun
a writer, teacher, or supporter of descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
adjective
of, relating to, or based on descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
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Origin of descriptivist

First recorded in 1950–55; descriptive + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM descriptivist

de·scrip·tiv·ism, noun
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