plural -s
: one that follows animalism (see animalism sense 1b) as a mode of living : sensualist
: one that accepts the theory of animalism
: a painter, sculptor, or writer that deals with animal subjects compare animalier

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of animalist was in 1813

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“Animalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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