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  1. a specialist in eugenics.
  2. an advocate of eugenic measures.
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Also eu·ge·nist [yoo-juh-nist, yoo-jen-ist] /ˈyu dʒə nɪst, yuˈdʒɛn ɪst/.

Origin of eugenicist

First recorded in 1905–10; eugenic + -ist
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Examples from the Web for eugenist

Historical Examples of eugenist

  • The first of these is the province of the sociologist; the second that of the eugenist.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • Who is the man who is the lost subject that governs the Eugenist's verb?

    Eugenics and Other Evils

    G. K. Chesterton

  • The only Eugenist that could rationally attack him must be a man of no woman born.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

    G. K. Chesterton

  • And similarly a man is not imbecile if only a Eugenist thinks so.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

    G. K. Chesterton

  • Nevertheless, these difficulties have to be faced by the eugenist.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby