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fantasist

[fan-tuh-sist, -zist; fan-tey-zhist]
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noun
  1. a person who writes or composes fantasies or fantasias in music, poetry, or the like.
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Origin of fantasist

First recorded in 1920–25; fantas(y) + -ist
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  • 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

fantasist

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