hygienist

[ hahy-jee-nist, -jen-ist, hahy-jee-nist ]
/ haɪˈdʒi nɪst, -ˈdʒɛn ɪst, ˈhaɪ dʒi nɪst /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. hygieia,
  2. hygieist,
  3. hygiene,
  4. hygienic,
  5. hygienics,
  6. hyginus,
  7. hygric,
  8. hygristor,
  9. hygro-,
  10. hygrogram

Also hy·ge·ist, hy·gie·ist [hahy-jee-ist] /ˈhaɪ dʒi ɪst/.

Origin of hygienist

First recorded in 1835–45; hygiene + -ist

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Examples from the Web for hygienist

  • But Aunt Plessington had made him a Haigite, which is one of the fiercer kinds of hygienist, just in the nick of time.

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  • Each, however, is better than steak smothered in onions or potatoes fried in lard; any hygienist will tell you that.



British Dictionary definitions for hygienist

hygienist

hygeist or hygieist (ˈhaɪdʒiːɪst)

/ (ˈhaɪdʒiːnɪst) /

noun

a person skilled in the practice of hygieneSee also dental hygienist
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Word Origin and History for hygienist

hygienist

n.

1844, "an expert on cleanliness," from hygiene + -ist. Earlier was hygeist (1716). Dental sense is recorded by 1913.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper