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diarist

[ dahy-uh-rist ]
/ ˈdaɪ ə rɪst /
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noun

a person who keeps a diary.

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Origin of diarist

First recorded in 1810–20; diar(y) + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM diarist

di·a·ris·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diarist

diarist
/ (ˈdaɪərɪst) /

noun

a person who keeps or writes a diary, esp one that is subsequently published
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