[hahy-jee-nist, -jen-ist, hahy-jee-nist]
Also hy·ge·ist, hy·gie·ist [hahy-jee-ist] /ˈhaɪ dʒi ɪst/
Origin of hygienist
First recorded in 1835–45; hygiene
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Examples from the Web for hygienist
Historical Examples of hygienist
Each, however, is better than steak smothered in onions or potatoes fried in lard; any hygienist will tell you that.
But Aunt Plessington had made him a Haigite, which is one of the fiercer kinds of hygienist, just in the nick of time.
British Dictionary definitions for hygienist
hygeist or hygieist (ˈhaɪdʒiːɪst)
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Word Origin and History for hygienist
1844, "an expert on cleanliness," from hygiene + -ist. Earlier was hygeist (1716). Dental sense is recorded by 1913.
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