Origin of polemist
Examples from the Web for polemicist
A few weeks prior to our meeting, a gunman attempted to kill Lars Hedegaard, a well-known anti-Islam polemicist in Denmark.
The second point, also difficult to disprove, seems irrelevant to the job of polemicist.
It's an opportune moment for her to retire as a polemicist and start a third act in public life.
As a matter of fact, the Christian polemicist's authority in this instance was Varro.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism|Franz Cumont
1859, American English formation parallel to polemist (1825), from Greek polemistes "a warrior," from polemizein "to wage war, to make war."