• synonyms


[hyoo-mer-ist or, often, yoo-]
See more synonyms for humorist on Thesaurus.com
  1. a person who is skillful in the use of humor, as in writing, talking, or acting.
  2. a person with an active sense of humor.
Show More

Origin of humorist

1590–1600; < French humoriste, equivalent to humour (< E) + -iste -ist. Compare Italian (h)umorista capricious, subject to humors
Related formshu·mor·is·tic, hu·mor·is·ti·cal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for humorist

entertainer, satirist, clown, jester, joker, wit, comic, jokester, card, comedienne, cutup, wisecracker

Examples from the Web for humorist

Contemporary Examples of humorist

Historical Examples of humorist

British Dictionary definitions for humorist


  1. a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way
Show More
Derived Formshumoristic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for humorist


1590s, from humor (n.) + -ist. Perhaps on model of Middle French humoriste.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper