an·​ec·​dot·​al·​ist ˌa-nik-ˈdō-tᵊl-ist How to pronounce anecdotalist (audio)
variants or anecdotist
: a person who is given to or is skilled in telling anecdotes
anecdotalism noun

Examples of anecdotalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her alternative slow jams pushed her silvery voice to the fore, and laid bare all the quirks of her dating life, distinguishing her as a witty millennial anecdotalist. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 16 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anecdotalist was circa 1760

Dictionary Entries Near anecdotalist

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“Anecdotalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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