Origin of gymnast
Examples from the Web for gymnast
The amount of strength, flexibility, stamina, everything it takes to be a gymnast is insane.
At an even five feet tall, Catanzaro is the shortest competitor in this season of Ninja Warrior, but average for a gymnast.
Like the gymnast and the ballerina, the distance runner is often defined by drive and compulsion.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?|Emily de la Bruyere|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Haile Kifer, a gymnast and diver for Little Falls High School.Thanksgiving Day Horror: Minnesota Teens Killed in Alleged Break-In|Matthew DeLuca|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Beals used two doubles, Sharon Shapiro, a gymnast, and Marine Jahan, a French actress.Natalie Portman, Black Swan, and the Death of the ‘Triple Threat’|Tricia Romano|March 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Let all interested remember that while it is indispensable to every gymnasium and every gymnast, its price is only one dollar.
It was no great feat, after all, considering that I had been for five years a gymnast.
Ernest was something of a gymnast, but it was out of his power to reach the opening through which he could obtain deliverance.A Cousin's Conspiracy|Horatio Alger
The little Pums rushed forward; his eyelids quivered; he was like a gymnast anxious to catch his trapeze.Two banks of the Seine|Fernand Vandrem
The unknown woman was tall and blond, with an air of lithe strength, with the freedom of movement of a gymnast or an amazon.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for gymnast
Word Origin and History for gymnast
1590s in the modern sense, a back-formation from gymnastic. Greek gymnastes was "a trainer of professional athletes."