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linguist

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noun lin·guist \ˈliŋ-gwist\

Simple Definition of linguist

  • : a person who speaks several languages

  • : a person who studies linguistics

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of linguist

  1. 1 :  a person accomplished in languages; especially :  one who speaks several languages

  2. 2 :  a person who specializes in linguistics

Origin and Etymology of linguist

Latin lingua language, tongue


First Known Use: 1591

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LINGUIST Defined for Kids

linguist

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noun lin·guist \ˈliŋ-gwist\

Definition of linguist for Students

  1. 1 :  a person skilled in languages

  2. 2 :  a person who specializes in the study of human speech




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