an·​thol·​o·​gist | \ an-ˈthä-lə-jist How to pronounce anthologist (audio) \

Definition of anthologist

: a compiler of an anthology

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That book, according to Mr. Hopkins, set him on his course as an anthologist. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Lee Bennett Hopkins, eminence of children’s verse, dies at 81," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of anthologist

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthologist

anthology + -ist entry 1

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