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

Definition of anthologist

: a compiler of an anthology

Examples of anthologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many years later, John—who by this point was a pioneering anthologist of folk music—was hit and killed by a Hasidic Jew hurrying home for the Sabbath. Ben Lerner, The New York Review of Books, "The Rose," 6 July 2020 Hopkins, a prolific anthologist who died last year, pulls together the story of a construction site through simple poems about its workers: the backhoe operator, the dump truck drivers, the glaziers and electricians. Gregory Cowles, New York Times, "From Haiku to Spoken Word, Picture Books That Bring Poetry to Kids," 10 Apr. 2020 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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“Anthologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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