economist

[ih-kon-uh-mist]

noun

a specialist in economics.
Archaic. a thrifty or frugal person.

Nearby words

  1. economic zone,
  2. economical,
  3. economically,
  4. economics,
  5. economism,
  6. economistic,
  7. economize,
  8. economizer,
  9. economo's disease,
  10. economy

Origin of economist

First recorded in 1580–90; econom(y) + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for economist

economist

noun

a specialist in economics
archaic a person who advocates or practises frugality
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Word Origin and History for economist

economist

n.

1580s, "household manager," from Middle French économiste; meaning "student of political economy" is from 1804; see economy + -ist.

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