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.

Nearby words

  1. humongous,
  2. humor,
  3. humoral,
  4. humoral immune response,
  5. humoresque,
  6. humorless,
  7. humorous,
  8. humorously,
  9. humour,
  10. humoursome

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

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British Dictionary definitions for humoristic

humorist

/ (ˈhjuːmərɪst) /

noun

a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way
Derived Formshumoristic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for humoristic

humorist

n.

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

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