doc·u·men·tar·i·an | \-mən-ˈter-ē-ən, -ˌmen-\

Definition of documentarian 

: one who makes a documentary

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A few reporters, documentarians and artists found their way inside. Chris Jones,, "Uptown Theatre will be restored: $75 million plan unveiled for grand palace on North Side," 28 June 2018 Huston, who loves California history, said the dish has drawn documentarians and camera crews from television food and history channels to the Buttercup Pantry, a cozy restaurant filled with wooden booths and antiques. Hailey Branson-potts,, "The Hangtown Fry is a Placerville legend. It's 'disgusting,' the cooks agree. Enjoy," 20 Feb. 2018 Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann picked up a magnetic-tape video camera for the very first time in May 1986 as a young protester and budding documentarian on the streets of Vienna. Jessica Zack,, "Unflinching looks at Austria’s past, Kurt Waldheim at Jewish Film Festival," 10 July 2018 For a documentarian, though, the subject was particularly challenging. August Brown,, "The story of L.A. club Jewel's Catch One and its pioneering owner finds its way to Netflix," 2 May 2018 Actor and documentarian Colin Hanks will pay tribute to Solomon, who died last month. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "Tower Records' Russ Solomon to Be Inducted Into Music Business Hall of Fame at Music Biz 2018 Conference," 10 Apr. 2018 After reading about the case in an in-flight magazine, Layton, a documentarian, wrote them each letters in prison., "American Animals," 20 June 2018 At the same time, when the documentarians observe that everyone who ever met him fell in love with him, his response was modest. Leah Garchik,, "Tab Hunter on his fame: ‘Big deal’," 11 July 2018 If Beats are the Michael Bay of headphones, the Audio-Technica R70x are the geeky documentarian fastidiously recreating events exactly as they were recorded. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica R70x review: the definition of neutral headphones," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of documentarian

1943, in the meaning defined above

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