descriptivist

[ dih-skrip-tuh-vist ]

noun
  1. a writer, teacher, or supporter of descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or based on descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.

Origin of descriptivist

1
First recorded in 1950–55; descriptive + -ist

Other words from descriptivist

  • de·scrip·tiv·ism, noun

Words Nearby descriptivist

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