med·​al·​ist ˈme-dᵊl-ist How to pronounce medalist (audio)
variants or medallist
: a designer, engraver, or maker of medals
: a recipient of a medal as an award

Examples of medalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Olympic gold medalist on the beach in Sydney in 2000. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2024 On Saturday, May 11, the Olympic gold medalist shared a post on Instagram to pay tribute to the late Olympic and collegiate swim coach. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for medalist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of medalist was in 1685

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“Medalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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variants or medallist
: a person who receives a medal

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