humorist

noun hu·mor·ist \ ˈhyü-mə-rist , ˈyü- \

Definition of humorist

1 archaic :a person subject to whims
2 :a person specializing in or noted for humor

Examples of humorist in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain is perhaps America's most beloved humorist.

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First Known Use of humorist

circa 1586


HUMORIST Defined for English Language Learners

humorist

noun

Definition of humorist for English Language Learners

  • : someone (such as a writer) who tells funny stories


HUMORIST Defined for Kids

humorist

noun hu·mor·ist \ ˈhyü-mə-rist , ˈyü- \

Definition of humorist for Students

:a person who writes or talks in a humorous way


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