diversionist

noun
di·​ver·​sion·​ist | \ də-ˈvər-zhə-nəst How to pronounce diversionist (audio) , dī-, -shə- \

Definition of diversionist

1 : one engaged in diversionary activities
2 : one characterized by political deviation

First Known Use of diversionist

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for diversionist

diversion + -ist entry 1, in part as translation of Russian diversánt

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“Diversionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diversionist. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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