noun gym·na·si·ast \-zēˌast, -ēə̇st, -ēˌaa(ə)st\

Definition of gymnasiast



  1. 1 :  a student in or graduate of a gymnasium

  2. 2 [gymnasi um + -ast] :  gymnast

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Origin and Etymology of gymnasiast

German, from New Latin gymnasiasta, from German gymnasium + New Latin -asta (from Greek -astēs -ast)

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