diversionist

[ dih-vur-zhuh-nist, -shuh-, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜr ʒə nɪst, -ʃə-, daɪ- /

noun

a person engaged in activities that divert attention from a primary focus.
a person who deviates politically.

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Origin of diversionist

First recorded in 1935–40; diversion + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM diversionist

di·ver·sion·ism, noun
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