Sem·​i·​tist ˈse-mə-tist How to pronounce Semitist (audio)
: a scholar of the Semitic languages, cultures, or histories
often not capitalized : a person favoring or disposed to favor the Jews

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Semitist was in 1859

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“Semitist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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