columnist

noun
col·​um·​nist | \ ˈkä-ləm-nist How to pronounce columnist (audio) , -lə-mist also ˈkäl-yəm-nist, -yə-mist\

Definition of columnist

: one who writes a newspaper or magazine column

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Other Words from columnist

columnistic \ ˌkä-​ləm-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce columnistic (audio) also  ˌkäl-​yəm-​ \ adjective

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Woman's Day's new food columnist, Ashley Rodriguez, shares her secret for a relaxing Mother's Day morning: a batch of her make-ahead waffles. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "A Make-Ahead Waffle Recipe That's Perfect for Mother's Day," 10 Apr. 2019 Villa Carlotta played home to a host of Hollywood icons including David O. Selznick, Marion Davies, Montgomery Clift, and gossip columnist Louella Parsons, whose write-ups were delivered to a courier from her apartment window. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "3 Newly Renovated Historic Hotels Celebrate L.A.’s Eclectic Past," 21 Aug. 2018 Editors can give them jobs as columnists and commentators. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Motherhood and the Morality of Trump’s Immigration Policy," 18 June 2018 As a columnist for them., author Jacob Tobia has gifted us juicy snippets of what life is like for them as a nonbinary writer and performer. Tyler Ford, Teen Vogue, "Jacob Tobia on Their Forthcoming "Coming-of-Gender" Memoir Titled Sissy," 29 Aug. 2018 One of those mega-Yes-heads is Michael Smerconish, the Sirius/XM and CNN host and Inquirer columnist. Chuck Darrow, Philly.com, "Why are Philadelphians so obsessed with the band Yes?," 12 July 2018 One man was a newspaper columnist, and the other was said to be based on a long-ago champion. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "What $150,000 Buys in California: Five Bathtubs Perched on Giant Stilts," 27 Jan. 2019 Created by New York Times Skin Deep columnist Bee Shapiro, Ellis Brooklyn Excellent Body Milk checks all the boxes. Janna Mandell, SFChronicle.com, "Summer skin-care solutions by microclimate," 12 July 2018 Krenz said the commercial's message reflects a sentiment that has been expressed by many commentators, including New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Bin Laden was 'greatest threat' to democracy. Now it's Trump, Democrat's ad says," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of columnist

1917, in the meaning defined above

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columnist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of columnist

: a person who writes a newspaper or magazine column

columnist

noun
col·​um·​nist | \ ˈkä-ləm-nəst How to pronounce columnist (audio) , -lə-məst\

Kids Definition of columnist

: a writer of a column in a newspaper or magazine

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