fictionist

noun
fic·​tion·​ist | \ ˈfik-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce fictionist (audio) \

Definition of fictionist

: a writer of fiction especially : novelist

First Known Use of fictionist

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fictionist

fiction + -ist entry 1

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“Fictionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fictionist. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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