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Definition of "etymologist" [et•y•mol•o•gist]

  • A specialist in etymology. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "etymologist" in a sentence
  • "Google agrees, an etymologist is an expert in language, which is kind of ironic."
  • "Interesting also, that Ehrlich was not an economist, agronomist or even demographer but rather an etymologist, an expert in insect biology."
  • "I would have solved the problem by demonstrating that the use of the term “etymologist” was intentional, as follows:"