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panelist

[pan-l-ist]
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noun
  1. a member of a small group of persons gathered for formal public discussion, judging, playing a radio or television game, etc.
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Origin of panelist

First recorded in 1950–55; panel + -ist
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n.

1950, American English, from panel (n.) + -ist. Originally in quiz shows.

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