apocalyptist

noun
apoc·​a·​lyp·​tist | \ ə-ˈpä-kə-ˌlip-tist How to pronounce apocalyptist (audio) \

Definition of apocalyptist

: the writer of an apocalypse

First Known Use of apocalyptist

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apocalyptist

apocalypt(ic) + -ist entry 1

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“Apocalyptist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apocalyptist. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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