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  1. a person who uses irony habitually, especially a writer.
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Origin of ironist

First recorded in 1720–30; iron(y)1 + -ist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ironist

Historical Examples

  • He is a spiritual half-brother to Laforgue's Hamlet, shorn of that ironist's humour.


    James Huneker

  • In his irony there is a disdain which plays about even the ironist himself.

    A Book of Prefaces

    H. L. Mencken

  • He was the most closely allied with Prosper Mrime, a dilettante and an ironist like himself.

  • There were two essentially dissimilar writers in him, the romanticist and the ironist.

    The Book of Masks

    Remy de Gourmont