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humorist

[ hyoo-mer-ist or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mər ɪst or, often, ˈyu- /
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noun
a person who is skillful in the use of humor, as in writing, talking, or acting.
a person with an active sense of humor.
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Origin of humorist

First recorded in 1580–1590; from French humoriste “capricious person,” equivalent to humour (from English ) + -iste noun suffix; see origin at humor, -ist; compare Italian (h)umorista “capricious, subject to humors”

OTHER WORDS FROM humorist

hu·mor·is·tic, hu·mor·is·ti·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for humorist

humorist
/ (ˈhjuːmərɪst) /

noun
a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way

Derived forms of humorist

humoristic, adjective
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