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

Other Words from columnist

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

Examples of columnist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the press podium later, Biden confronted the Crown Prince for his role in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Nic Robertson, CNN, 18 July 2022 For weeks, Biden has unsuccessfully stressed that Saturday's sit-downs should not be overshadowed by his meeting with Mohammed, the man accused of greenlighting the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Arkansas Online, 17 July 2022 For weeks, Biden has unsuccessfully stressed that Saturday's sit-downs should not be overshadowed by his meeting with Mohammed, the man accused of greenlighting the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Tyler Pager, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2022 For weeks, Biden has unsuccessfully stressed that Saturday’s sit-downs should not be overshadowed by his meeting with Mohammed, the man accused of greenlighting the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Tyler Pager, Washington Post, 16 July 2022 The meeting itself was controversial given that U.S. intelligence has concluded Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 murder of former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Grayson Quay, The Week, 16 July 2022 Biden has faced criticism for meeting with the crown prince, who U.S. officials believe ordered the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 Among the issues that were brought up over the last few months was Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, 12 July 2022 Biden has come under intense criticism for agreeing to meet with Mohammed, whom the U.S. has assessed ordered the operation that murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 14 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of columnist

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Columnist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/columnist. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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