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

Definition of diarist

: one who keeps a diary

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Kenya has been home base for his hyphenate career as a photographer, diarist, collagist, and sculptor. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Peter Beard Might Actually Be the Most Interesting Man in the World," 23 May 2016 Numerous people called out Refinery29 for publishing a misleading headline implying that the diarist lives on $25 per hour. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How an intern’s “money diary” became the latest flashpoint in the conversation about privilege," 26 July 2018 The tweets included a play on words for Anne Frank, the noted Jewish teenage diarist who was killed during the Holocaust. Deepa Seetharaman, WSJ, "Publishing Executives Argue Facebook Is Overly Deferential to Conservatives," 17 July 2018 Image Was Cecil Beaton, the photographer, artist, diarist and theatrical designer who chronicled, and was influenced by, several periods of artistic and social upheaval in the 20th century, the last dandy? New York Times, "Review: In ‘Love, Cecil,’ an Aesthete Ahead of His Time," 28 June 2018 Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist’s death and the camp’s liberation a month later, died June 7. Danica Kirka, Washington Post, "Gena Turgel, Holocaust survivor who cared for Anne Frank, dies at 95," 14 June 2018 Both the stage production and the film featured spectacular depictions of Royal Ascot with sets and costumes by Cecil Beaton, the iconic photographer, designer, diarist and royal elbow-rubber. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Attend Royal Ascot," 20 June 2018 To mark what would have been Anne Frank's 89th birthday, the Amsterdam museum dedicated to her life has launched a virtual reality tour of the cramped quarters where the Jewish diarist and her family hid from Nazis during World War II. Fox News, "Anne Frank House museum unveils virtual reality tour," 12 June 2018 One wealthy diarist who helped found the scientific Royal Society of London wrote in 1659 that coal smoke was ruining the city and wrecking citizens’ health. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Energy: A Human History,’ by Richard Rhodes," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of diarist

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diarist was circa 1818

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English Language Learners Definition of diarist

: a person who writes a diary

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