A person who engages in philology (historical linguistics), especially as a profession; a collector of words and their etymologies.(noun)
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Use "philologist" in a sentence
"He may have used the word philologist somewhat loosely on occasion."
"In a move to grab your attention by confusing you, I'm actually not writing about the word philologist today, but rather an intriguing-looking word that may make you stop and grab your dictionary by the short bindings upon encountering it, "it" being today's "Take My Word for It," word:"
"During my brilliant interview, my philologist was a bit reticent."