documentarian

[dok-yuh-men-tair-ee-uh n, -muh n-]

noun

Movies, Television. a filmmaker, producer, etc., who specializes in documentaries.
a writer, photographer, or other artist whose work constitutes a document or documentary of an aspect of life.

Nearby words

  1. docudrama,
  2. document,
  3. document reader,
  4. documental,
  5. documentalist,
  6. documentary,
  7. documentation,
  8. docusoap,
  9. docutainment,
  10. dod

Also doc·u·men·ta·rist [dok-yuh-men-ter-ist] /ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tər ɪst/.

Origin of documentarian

First recorded in 1940–45; document(ary) + -arian

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British Dictionary definitions for documentarist

documentarian

noun

mainly US a person who makes documentary films
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