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

Examples of completist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web True completists, then, must rely on baseball card brokers to track them down. Allie Conti,, "Joy blossoms as baseball card season arrives," 16 Feb. 2020 Your best shot at a completist stream is going to be C-SPAN 2, which will show the action on the Senate floor in full. Brian Barrett, Wired, "How to Watch Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial," 21 Jan. 2020 Holiday completists will want to see the new holiday version of the Sesame Street parade also. Dewayne Bevil,, "SeaWorld Orlando: Christmas shows feature animals, skaters, songs," 26 Nov. 2019 To attract younger listeners, subscribers to any series can now bring up to two children for free, and $25 student passes allow access to all 18 concerts, which would let completists hear them for just $1.39 apiece. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Priced Out of Classical Music? Try Concerts for $8.33," 18 Oct. 2019 So Leonardo completists who come to Paris with a checklist may be disappointed. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "Not every Leonardo is in the huge Louvre exhibition. What’s there, though, is brilliant.," 18 Oct. 2019 At this year’s convention, when Han sat down for a panel discussion with fellow YA author and Instagram fashion partnership director Eva Chen, the room was overflowing with delighted Jenny Han completists, ready to applaud at the slightest notice. Constance Grady, Vox, "Jenny Han on how the 2016 election led to the third To All the Boys book," 5 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of completist

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Completist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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