essayist

[es-ey-ist]

noun

a writer of essays.

Nearby words

  1. esrog,
  2. ess,
  3. essaouira,
  4. essay,
  5. essay question,
  6. essayistic,
  7. esse,
  8. esse quam videri,
  9. essen,
  10. essence

Origin of essayist

First recorded in 1600–10; essay + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for essayist

essayist

noun

a person who writes essays
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Word Origin and History for essayist

essayist

n.

c.1600, from essay (n.) + -ist. French essayiste (19c.) is from English.

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