[ sim-poh-zee-ast, -uh st ]
/ sɪmˈpoʊ ziˌæst, -əst /


a person who attends or participates in a symposium.


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Origin of symposiast

1650–60; orig. < assumed Greek symposiastḗs (unattested), a derivative of symposiázein “to drink together” (with agentive suffix -tēs), a verbal derivative of symposíon “drinking party” (see symposium); in recent use probably recoinage: symposi(um) + -ast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for symposiast

/ (sɪmˈpəʊzɪˌæst) /


a person who takes part in a symposium
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