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linguist

[ ling-gwist ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gwɪst /
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Definition of linguist

noun
a specialist in linguistics.
a person who is skilled in several languages; polyglot.
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Origin of linguist

1580–90; <Latin lingu(a) tongue, speech + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for linguist

linguist
/ (ˈlɪŋɡwɪst) /

noun
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

Word Origin for linguist

C16: from Latin lingua tongue
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