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  1. one of the writers of the Aggadah.
  2. a person who is versed in the Aggadah.
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Origin of haggadist

First recorded in 1855–60; Haggad(ah) + -ist
Related formshag·ga·dist·ic [hag-uh-dis-tik] /ˌhæg əˈdɪs tɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for haggadist

Historical Examples

  • The Haggadist comforted the disappointed teacher with a parable.

    Jewish Literature and Other Essays

    Gustav Karpeles

British Dictionary definitions for haggadist


noun Judaism
  1. a writer of Aggadoth
  2. an expert in or a student of haggadic literature
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Derived Formshaggadistic (ˌhæɡəˈdɪstɪk), adjective
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