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prescriptivist

[ pri-skrip-tuh-vist ]
/ prɪˈskrɪp tə vɪst /
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noun
a writer, teacher, or supporter of prescriptive grammar.
adjective
of, relating to, or based on prescriptive grammar.
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Origin of prescriptivist

First recorded in 1950–55; prescriptive + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM prescriptivist

pre·scrip·tiv·ism, noun
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