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nostalgist

[ no-stal-jist, nuh- ]
/ nɒˈstæl dʒɪst, nə- /
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noun

a person who collects or buys and sells items preserved from an earlier era.

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Origin of nostalgist

First recorded in 1950–55; nostalg(ia) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for nostalgist

nostalgist
/ (nɒˈstældʒɪst) /

noun

a person who indulges in nostalgia
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