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Definition of "philologist" [phi•lol•o•gist]

  • A person who engages in philology (historical linguistics), especially as a profession; a collector of words and their etymologies. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."