essayist

[ es-ey-ist ]
/ ˈɛs eɪ ɪst /

noun

a writer of essays.

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Origin of essayist

First recorded in 1600–10; essay + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for essayist

essayist
/ (ˈɛseɪɪst) /

noun

a person who writes essays
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