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linguist

[ ling-gwist ]SEE DEFINITION OF linguist

Synonyms for linguist

  • grammarian
  • interpreter
  • lexicographer
  • philologist
  • polyglot
  • glottologist
  • linguistician
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LINGUIST

His tongue is very voluble, which, with canting, proves him a linguist.

Mr Plornish could not conceal his exultation in her accomplishments as a linguist.

A Linguist of nearly 40 years standing, and nearly 20 years resident abroad.

Put your qualification as a resident merchant and as a linguist as strongly as you like.

The keeper of the house where they lodged was in his way a character and a linguist.

I do, sir; I am no linguist, but I believe the words are synonymous.

Ross was quite a student in his way and a good deal of a linguist.

It should not insist on making every alumnus a linguist or a mathematician.

He was the youngest member of the crew, signed on as linguist, and librarian to the ship.

A purty return Michael Rooney made me for making him such a linguist as he is.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "a master of language, one who uses his tongue freely," a hybrid from Latin lingua "language, tongue" (see lingual) + -ist. Meaning "a student of language" first attested 1640s.

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