com·​plet·​ist | \ kəm-ˈplē-tist How to pronounce completist (audio) \

Definition of completist

: one who wants to make something (such as a collection) complete

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Dandelyan Expect a mix of hotel guests—the Mondrian is one of the few high-end spots to stay anywhere in the area—and cocktail completists, pilgrimaging here to sample some of Ryan Chetiyawardana’s drinks. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Bars in London," 1 Mar. 2018 The list was unquestionably impressive in variety and dramatic range, as fellow completists can attest, especially as brought to life by Mr. Gardiner. James R. Oestreich, New York Times, "What Does It Mean to Play the ‘Best’ of Bach?," 22 June 2018 So out went the yuletide beast to become an ever-so-brief Twitter celebrity and eventual souvenir for the ultra-completist Florida State fan who came along and swiped it before the garbage collector arrived. Andy Staples,, "The Message Behind the Money: How Texas A&M Landed Jimbo Fisher," 28 June 2018 John Mayer exists in many different forms: crooning heartthrob musician, Visvim completist, Nike campaign star, watch nerd. Cam Wolf, GQ, "John Mayer, Skincare Blogger," 23 Apr. 2018 In the world of Star Wars fandom, there are fans, and then there are fans: the cosplayers, the Funko completists, the crawl-reciters. Patrick Farrell, WIRED, "Meet the Star Wars Fans Building a Full-Scale Millennium Falcon," 4 May 2018 In other words: Life can get in the way of being a Marvel Cinematic Universe completist. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "9 questions about Avengers: Infinity War you were too embarrassed to ask," 2 May 2018 Mike Trout Monday completists may recall that Trout surpassed 32 Hall of Famers in the 2016 season and 30 more during his protracted 2017 campaign. Ted Berg, For The Win, "Mike Trout Monday: The 5* Hall of Famers Mike Trout has surpassed in WAR in April," 30 Apr. 2018 Standing in for him are descriptions of diplomatic negotiations and maneuvers that will test the endurance even of Cold War completists. Bertrand M. Patenaude, WSJ, "‘The Kremlinologist’ Review: A Starring Role Behind the Scenes," 4 Apr. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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