gymnasiast

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

Definition of gymnasiast

1 : a student in or graduate of a gymnasium
2 [gymnasi um + -ast] : gymnast

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History and Etymology for gymnasiast

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

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“Gymnasiast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gymnasiast. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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