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economist

[ ih-kon-uh-mist ]
/ ɪˈkɒn ə mɪst /
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noun

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

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Origin of economist

First recorded in 1580–90; econom(y) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for economist

economist
/ (ɪˈkɒnəmɪst) /

noun

a specialist in economics
archaic a person who advocates or practises frugality
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