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Definition of "diarist" [di•a•rist]

  • A person who keeps a diary. (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 "diarist" in a sentence
  • "I did it a few weeks ago, but it's only because their regular diarist is away."
  • "Many of the “facts” related by the diarist are almost certainly fictions, but they are trivial fictions, portraying military misconduct of a low level kind, far distant from Abu Ghraib or Mylai or the atrocities that Islamofascist propagandists allege that American soldiers routinely commit in Iraq and Afghanistan."
  • "The diarist is a self-important person, talking to himself and to the future, and conscious of his effect upon both."