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gymnasiast1

[jim-ney-zee-ast]
noun
  1. a gymnast.
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Origin of gymnasiast1

First recorded in 1855–60; gymnasi(um)1 + -ast

gymnasiast2

[jim-ney-zee-ast]
noun
  1. a student in a gymnasium.
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Origin of gymnasiast2

1820–30; < German < New Latin gymnasiasta. See gymnasium2, -ast
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British Dictionary definitions for gymnasiast

gymnasiast

noun
  1. a student in a gymnasium
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