noun gym·nast \ˈjim-ˌnast, -nəst\

: a person who performs various physical exercises on a mat or on special equipment as part of an athletic competition : a person who participates in the sport of gymnastics

Full Definition of GYMNAST

:  a person trained in gymnastics

Examples of GYMNAST

  1. <the years of training required to become a champion gymnast>

Origin of GYMNAST

Middle French gymnaste, from Greek gymnastēs trainer, from gymnazein
First Known Use: 1594
GYMNAST Defined for Kids


noun gym·nast \ˈjim-ˌnast, -nəst\

Definition of GYMNAST for Kids

:  a person who is skilled in gymnastics


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