[fan-tuh-sist, -zist; fan-tey-zhist]

Origin of fantasist

First recorded in 1920–25; fantas(y) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fantasist

Contemporary Examples of fantasist

Historical Examples of fantasist

  • He had learned early that he was not, and never would be, the fantasist that some of his earlier canvases indicate.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley

British Dictionary definitions for fantasist


  1. a person who indulges in fantasies
  2. a person who writes musical or literary fantasies
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