- a person who invents or relates fables.
- a liar.
Origin of fabulist
Examples from the Web for fabulist
The fabulist seems to want only to rant in his new monologue.Mike Daisey’s Monologue ‘Journalism’: This Is Not an Apology Tour
May 22, 2013
To some I will always be a fabulist, a scoundrel, and a liar.Mike Daisey Remembers Steve Jobs a Year After His Death
October 5, 2012
From there stemmed the idea of a fabulist, a man who lives in this alternate reality.Rebecca Miller on Broadway’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ Revival
June 1, 2012
It is subtitled a "family fable" because there is a moral attached, and because Mac was a fabulist.The Best of Brit Lit
March 18, 2010
Gay the fabulist is only interesting in a certain sense and to a small extent.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
The fabulist is to create a laugh, but yet, under a merry guise, to convey instruction.Aesop's Fables
"Ah, I see," said the fabulist with a wink aside for Jeff's benefit.Sundry Accounts
Irvin S. Cobb
That is the fabulist's opinion—Harriet Shelley's is not reported.In Defense of Harriet Shelley
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
We give the last-named piece as a specimen of his work as a fabulist.Fables and Fabulists: Ancient and Modern
- a person who invents or recounts fables
- a person who lies or falsifies
Word Origin and History for fabulist
1590s, from French fabuliste, from Latin fabula (see fable (n.)).