economist

noun
econ·​o·​mist | \ i-ˈkä-nə-mist How to pronounce economist (audio) \

Definition of economist

1 archaic : one who practices economy
2 : a specialist in economics

Examples of economist in a Sentence

Economists are predicting rapid inflation.
Recent Examples on the Web Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, an accounting firm in Chicago, said the report was worrisome. Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times, 3 Sep. 2021 Jurgen Brauer, chief economist at Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, told Forbes these social and political factors are all probably still in play, but gun sales have dropped off somewhat as the fears that defined 2020 begin to subside. Joe Walsh, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Despite the wording of the White House report, which emphasizes the needs of most Americans, it mainly is aimed at the poorest in the nation, said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2021 Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said the disruptions caused by Ida will likely lead him to downgrade his forecast for annual U.S. economic growth in the current July-September quarter by a few tenths of a percentage point. CBS News, 31 Aug. 2021 Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the disruptions caused by Ida will likely lead him to downgrade his forecast for annual U.S. economic growth in the current July-September quarter by a few tenths of a percentage point. Martin Crutsinger, ajc, 30 Aug. 2021 Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the disruptions caused by Ida will likely lead him to downgrade his forecast for annual U.S. economic growth in the current July-September quarter by a few tenths of a percentage point. Martin Crutsinger, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said Sunday the disruptions caused by Ida will likely lead him to downgrade his forecast for annual U.S. economic growth in the current July-September quarter by a few tenths of a percentage point. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2021 Michael Pakko, chief state economist at the Arkansas Economic Development Institute in Little Rock, noted that the state seems to have hit a wall in working to lower the unemployment rate. Andrew Moreau, Arkansas Online, 21 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of economist

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Economist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/economist. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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economist

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English Language Learners Definition of economist

: a person who studies or specializes in economics (sense 1)

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