an·​thol·​o·​gist an-ˈthä-lə-jist How to pronounce anthologist (audio)
: a compiler of an anthology

Examples of anthologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1920s and 1930s Walter de la Mare was considered one of Britain’s major literary figures, a triple threat as poet, storyteller, and anthologist. Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books, 16 Feb. 2023 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, 23 July 2020

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Word History


anthology + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anthologist was in 1805

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“Anthologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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