a person who specializes in geographical research, delineation, and study.

Nearby words

  1. geofact,
  2. geoffrey,
  3. geoffrey of monmouth,
  4. geog.,
  5. geognosy,
  6. geographic,
  7. geographic determinism,
  8. geographic information system,
  9. geographic mile,
  10. geographic north

Origin of geographer

1535–45; < Late Latin geōgraph(us) (< Greek geōgráphos, equivalent to geō- geo- + gráphos a writer; see -graph) + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for geographer



1540s, from Medieval Latin geographus (see geography) + agent noun ending -er (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper