noun Usually Facetious.

a person skilled in making mixed drinks; bartender.

Origin of mixologist

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; mix + -o- + -log(y) + -ist
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Contemporary Examples of mixologist

  • Los Angeles-based mixologist Jason Robey crafts an out-of-this-world libation to enjoy with this weekend's sci-flick 'Super 8'.

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    Film-Inspired Cocktails: Super 8

    Brody Brown

    June 10, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for mixologist



jocular a person who serves drinks, esp cocktails, at a bar
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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