linguist

noun lin·guist \ ˈliŋ-gwist \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of linguist

1 :a person accomplished in languages; especially :one who speaks several languages
2 :a person who specializes in linguistics

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Origin and Etymology of linguist

Latin lingua language, tongue

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LINGUIST Defined for English Language Learners

linguist

noun

Definition of linguist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who speaks several languages

  • : a person who studies linguistics


LINGUIST Defined for Kids

linguist

noun lin·guist \ ˈliŋ-gwist \

Definition of linguist for Students

1 :a person skilled in languages
2 :a person who specializes in the study of human speech

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