economist

[ ih-kon-uh-mist ]
/ ɪˈkɒn ə mɪst /

noun

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

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of economist

First recorded in 1580–90; econom(y) + -ist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for economist

British Dictionary definitions for economist

economist
/ (ɪˈkɒnəmɪst) /

noun

a specialist in economics
archaic a person who advocates or practises frugality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012