gambist

noun
gam·​bist | \ ˈgambə̇st, ˈgäm-, ˈgaam-, ˈgȧm- \
plural -s

Definition of gambist

: a performer on the viola da gamba

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First Known Use of gambist

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gambist

gamba + -ist

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“Gambist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gambist. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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