gym·​nast | \ ˈjim-ˌnast How to pronounce gymnast (audio) , -nəst \

Definition of gymnast

: a person trained in gymnastics

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the years of training required to become a champion gymnast
Recent Examples on the Web Another website called Baby Formula Exchange, created by Olympic gymnast and mother, Shawn Johnson East, works similarly. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 17 May 2022 Biles breaks the career record for most World Championships gold medals by a female gymnast. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Great Britain’s Max Whitlock repeated as gold medalist with a score of 15.83 points – highest by any male or female gymnast so far at these Olympics. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Aug. 2021 Her all-around victory marks the fifth-straight win by a gymnast from Team USA. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 29 July 2021 Most frogs can jump and land with the precision and grace of an Olympic gymnast. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 Johnston, a two-time national champion as an Alabama gymnast from 2009-12, was most recently an assistant coach at Auburn. Michael Casagrande |, al, 27 May 2022 The Sherr-Garcias also visit a farm and bond over food, bringing them back together after being occupied with son Miles preparing for drama school and daughter Bette's career as an elite gymnast. Dana Rose Falcone,, 12 May 2022 Now, watch an Olympic gymnast's beauty and wellness routine: Follow Allure on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Allure, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gymnast

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gymnast

Middle French gymnaste, from Greek gymnastēs trainer, from gymnazein

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1 Jul 2022

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“Gymnast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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gym·​nast | \ ˈjim-ˌnast How to pronounce gymnast (audio) , -nəst \

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: a person who is skilled in gymnastics

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