gymnast

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

Definition of gymnast

: a person trained in gymnastics

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Examples of gymnast in a Sentence

the years of training required to become a champion gymnast
Recent Examples on the Web There’s no doubt that gymnast Simone Biles is a fierce competitor. Melissa Locker, The Hollywood Reporter, "Simone Biles Battles Massive Beauty Troll in Times Square for Upcoming ‘Vs’ Series by SK-II Studio," 6 Mar. 2020 Cypress gymnast Zachary Nunez was seventh at 152.8 points. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area gymnast Colin Van Wicklen named to US men's national team," 23 Feb. 2020 Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is in hot water online after some saw her parenting as less than gold medal-worthy. Alex Chaet, CNN, "Must-watch videos of the week," 7 Feb. 2020 Pittsboro gymnast Bridget Sloan was Indiana’s athlete of the decade in Olympic sports for 2000-09. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana's Olympic athlete of the decade: The winner might surprise you," 30 Dec. 2019 With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. James Ellingworth, The Denver Post, "After record world medal haul, Simone Biles a face of 2020 Olympics," 14 Oct. 2019 With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. San Diego Union-Tribune, "After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics," 14 Oct. 2019 The 25-year-old former gymnast was quick to comment on Simone Biles’ Instagram after the conclusion of the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, on Sunday. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Simone Biles' Boyfriend Praises Her in Adorable Message After Gymnast's 5th World All-Around Title," 14 Oct. 2019 According to Olympic figures, Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras is the youngest known medalist. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "How Old Do You Have to Be to Compete in the Olympics?," 13 Feb. 2018

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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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The first known use of gymnast was in 1594

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25 Mar 2020

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“Gymnast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gymnast. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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gymnast

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English Language Learners Definition of gymnast

: a person who performs various physical exercises on a mat or on special equipment as part of an athletic competition : a person who participates in the sport of gymnastics

gymnast

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

Kids Definition of gymnast

: a person who is skilled in gymnastics

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