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descriptivist

[dih-skrip-tuh-vist]
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noun
  1. a writer, teacher, or supporter of descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formsde·scrip·tiv·ism, noun
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