Ro·​tar·​i·​an rō-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce Rotarian (audio)
: a member of a major national and international service club

Examples of Rotarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attorney and Sunnyvale Rotarian Pat Vorreiter will receive this year’s Murphy Award at the 57th annual gala, set for Feb. 29, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sunnyvale. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 Mitchell is a Rotarian, a member of the Federalist Society, and serves on the board of directors for Cornerstone School, an inner-city Christian school, according to a news release from his campaign. Mike Cason |, al, 30 June 2023

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Word History


Rotary (club)

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rotarian was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Rotarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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