diarist

noun
di·​a·​rist | \ ˈdī-ə-rəst How to pronounce diarist (audio) \

Definition of diarist

: one who keeps a diary

Examples of diarist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys often slept with male friends and rated their conversation skills. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 Late journalist and diarist Kenneth Rose chronicled the Queen’s love of animals in Who Loses, Who Wins: The Journals of Kenneth Rose, Vol II 1979-2014. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Still Riding at 93! Queen Elizabeth Heads Out on Horseback After Remembrance Weekend," 12 Nov. 2019 The 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys often slept with male friends and rated their conversation skills. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The work, by late veteran journalist and diarist Kenneth Rose, has been serialized in the Daily Mail and sheds new light on some of the behind-the-scenes thinking of the royals. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "10 Bombshells from Royal Biographer's Secret Diary — Including Service to Lay Diana's Ghost to Rest," 6 Nov. 2019 This is personal filmmaking with a diarist’s sense of detail and an artist’s generosity. Justin Chang, chicagotribune.com, "‘Ray & Liz’ review: Photographer mines his past for family tale," 24 July 2019 In observing Scorsese at work, Mekas, the hands-on diarist, reveals, with admiration and wonder, the most rarefied realm of industrial cinematic inspiration. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Review: Jonas Mekas’s Illuminating Documentary of Martin Scorsese on the Set of “The Departed”," 3 Sep. 2019 In 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 4 Aug. 2019 The 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys often slept with male friends and rated their conversation skills. Brian Fagan, The Conversation, "The bizarre social history of beds," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of diarist

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Diarist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diarist. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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diarist

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English Language Learners Definition of diarist

: a person who writes a diary

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