noctambulist

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noun noct·am·bu·list \ näk-ˈtam-byə-list \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of noctambulist

:a person who walks while asleep :sleepwalker

Origin and Etymology of noctambulist

New Latin noctambulus "sleepwalker" (earlier noctambulō, with -ōn-, -ō, agent suffix, from Latin noct-, nox 1night + -ambul-, noun derivative of ambulāre "to walk") + 1-ist — more at 1amble


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