A writer of a column in a publication, such as a newspaper.(noun)
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Use "columnist" in a sentence
"Kim, If I didn't know better, I'd swear the columnist is a man ... a typical "Good Ole Boy" Maybe she went to one of those fellas for her answer to the husband's question."
"Tell the truth, I'm more frightened by a certain local weekly that prints a column from an extreme right-winger from Missoula, a column that fools a great number of readers into thinking that, because the columnist is a professor at a state university, he has any honesty, any merit as a rational, truth-telling journalist."
"NOT A LOT OF SYMPATHY FOR UMPS: Speaking of the umpires, this columnist is an unabashed admirer of many of them."