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  1. a writer or speaker who is skilled in or who cultivates a literary style.
  2. a designer or consultant in a field subject to changes in style, especially hairdressing, clothing, or interior decoration.
  3. a person who cultivates or maintains any particular style.

Origin of stylist

First recorded in 1785–95; style + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for stylist

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Historical Examples of stylist

  • Possibly the stylist had included the Automatic Sales dress in its computations.


    James H Schmitz

  • This time the stylist purred as it surveyed and hummed while it worked.


    James H Schmitz

  • Then she saw that the stylist had produced a shining make-up kit and was opening it.


    James H Schmitz

  • I should have said 'well-larded,' but then I am something of a stylist.

    The Seven Darlings

    Gouverneur Morris

  • It is in a sense a “ghost story,” but it is told by an artist and a stylist.

    Mystery at Geneva

    Rose Macaulay

British Dictionary definitions for stylist


  1. a person who performs, writes, or acts with attention to style
  2. a designer of clothes, décor, etc
  3. a hairdresser who styles hair
  4. a designer whose job is to coordinate the style of products, advertising material, etc
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Word Origin and History for stylist

1795, originally in writing, from style + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper