economist

noun

econ·​o·​mist i-ˈkä-nə-mist How to pronounce economist (audio)
1
archaic : one who practices economy
2
: a specialist in economics

Example Sentences

Economists are predicting rapid inflation.
Recent Examples on the Web That’s economist Erik Lundh’s advice to homeowners. Richard Galant, CNN, 27 Nov. 2022 That economist is Mohamed El-Erian, previously the chief executive officer of the massively influential bond-market player PIMCO. Alena Botros, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2022 His father, Clarence Rufus Rorem — the family name was an Anglicized version of the Norwegian Rorhjem — was a medical economist who taught at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Daniel Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Nov. 2022 Harvard economist Thomas Kane used the same method to forecast other outcomes if eighth-grade students fail to recover from this year’s abysmal math scores. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 His father, Clarence Rufus Rorem — the family name was an Anglicized version of the Norwegian Rorhjem — was a medical economist who taught at Earlham College in Richmond. Daniel Lewis, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2022 Heading home for the holidays?:Here are the cheapest day to fly, from a travel economist. Mythili Devarakonda, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 The 18th-century demographer and economist Thomas Malthus predicted that population growth would outpace food production, resulting in famine, drought and war. Hailey Haymond, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2022 Starting in the ’90s, politicians began treating elections like advertising campaigns and used focus groups to dial in the most effective rhetoric, according to the Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow, who has analyzed congressional speeches. Matteo Wong, The Atlantic, 12 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of economist was in 1586

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“Economist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/economist. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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