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naturist

[ney-cher-ist]
noun
  1. a person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
  2. a nudist.
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Origin of naturist

First recorded in 1675–85; nature + -ist
Related formsna·tur·ism, noun
Can be confusednaturalist naturist nudist
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Examples from the Web for naturist

Historical Examples of naturist

  • This practically amounts to a return to the naturist theory.

    The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

    Emile Durkheim

  • All these organisms are tenants of the apple-tree, and from the naturist's point of view alone they are not to be overlooked.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • The naturist is not selfish,—he shares all his joys and discoveries, even to the extent of publishing them.

    The Holy Earth

    L. H. Bailey

  • The Naturist who applies the Schroth Cure for the purpose of curing chronic diseases uses fruit as his chief eliminating agent.


Word Origin and History for naturist

n.

"participant in the movement for communal nudity," 1929, from nature + -ist.

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