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noun Usually Facetious.
  1. a person skilled in making mixed drinks; bartender.
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Origin of mixologist

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; mix + -o- + -log(y) + -ist
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  1. jocular a person who serves drinks, esp cocktails, at a bar
  2. music a person skilled at mixing sounds in recording or live performance
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Word Origin and History for mixologist


"bartender," 1856, jocular slang formation from mix (v.) + ending from the sciences.

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