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journalist

[jur-nl-ist]
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noun
  1. a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
  2. a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.
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Origin of journalist

First recorded in 1685–95; journal + -ist
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Related Words for journalist

correspondent, reporter, writer, columnist, press, commentator, editor, broadcaster, announcer, publicist, cub, hack, contributor, scribe, scrivener, newsperson, stringer

Examples from the Web for journalist

Contemporary Examples of journalist

Historical Examples of journalist

  • He is a New York journalist, and has nothing in common with the invaders.

  • In all this, the journalist of the future may find an honorable place.

  • He's a journalist, and a journalist can only work when he's excited.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • A journalist is a man without beliefs and almost without hope.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • You needn't get into the dumps because you've failed to make good as a journalist.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine


British Dictionary definitions for journalist

journalist

noun
  1. a person whose occupation is journalism
  2. a person who keeps a journal
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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 journalist

n.

1690s, "one whose work is to write or edit public journals or newspapers," from journal + -ist. Meaning "one who keeps a journal" is from 1712. Related: Journalistic.

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