ag·​ga·​dist ə-ˈgä-dist How to pronounce aggadist (audio)
variants or less commonly haggadist
hə-ˈgä-dist How to pronounce aggadist (audio)
plural aggadists also haggadists
: a writer, scholar, or teacher of Aggadah
As well as being a great expounder of the oral law, he was a prolific and profound aggadist.Judith Z. Abrams, The Talmud for Beginners, Volume 2, 1993

Word History


aggadah + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aggadist was in 1852

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“Aggadist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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