- a specialist in linguistics.
- a person who is skilled in several languages; polyglot.
Origin of linguist
Related Words for linguistinterpreter, lexicographer, grammarian, polyglot, philologist, linguistician
Examples from the Web for linguist
Contemporary Examples of linguist
But as linguist Mark Liberman notes at Language Log, the president used the word “I” exactly 10 times in that speech.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong
September 18, 2014
For example, the creator/writer of Alice in Arabia is Brooke Eikmeier, a former US Army linguist in Arabic.Hollywood’s Major Muslim Problem Doesn't End With 'Alice in Arabia'
March 22, 2014
Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg gives the A-word the biography it so richly deserves.‘Ascent of the A-Word:’ The Beauty of the Indispensable Vulgarity
August 17, 2012
Historical Examples of linguist
His tongue is very voluble, which, with canting, proves him a linguist.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Mr Plornish could not conceal his exultation in her accomplishments as a linguist.Little Dorrit
A Linguist of nearly 40 years standing, and nearly 20 years resident abroad.The Aural System
Put your qualification as a resident merchant and as a linguist as strongly as you like.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
The keeper of the house where they lodged was in his way a character and a linguist.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
- a person who has the capacity to learn and speak foreign languages
- a person who studies linguistics
- Western African and esp Ghanaian the spokesman for a chief