noun \ˈliŋ-gwist\

: a person who speaks several languages

: a person who studies linguistics

Full Definition of LINGUIST

:  a person accomplished in languages; especially :  one who speaks several languages
:  a person who specializes in linguistics

Origin of LINGUIST

Latin lingua language, tongue
First Known Use: 1591

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile


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