nu·​tri·​tion·​ist nu̇-ˈtri-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce nutritionist (audio)
: a specialist in the study of nutrition

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Brierley Horton is a dietitian nutritionist, content creator and strategist, and avid mental health advocate. Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Dec. 2022 After a drop in self-confidence and relapse into drastic weight loss methods, Johnson became more confident in herself and her body with the support from a nutritionist, family, and then-fiancé/now-husband, Andrew East. Diana Pearl, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2022 With the help of doctors, a nutritionist, friends and family, and a much healthier routine. James Brown, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2022 Each guest is assigned a general physician, a nutritionist, a masseur and a traditional Chinese-medicine doctor. Adam H. Graham, Robb Report, 14 Aug. 2022 Koopman discussed her tests only with a school nutritionist. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2022 Take advantage of the expertise of your doctor and/or a nutritionist, know that healthy doesn't necessarily mean thin, and listen to your body. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, 13 Dec. 2022 This pair is also a favorite of a virtual fitness trainer and nutritionist Vanessa Liu. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 12 Dec. 2022 Behind them is a support team with the usual staffers: the trainer, a director of strength and conditioning, a nutritionist. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nutritionist was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Nutritionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


nu·​tri·​tion·​ist -ˈtrish-(ə-)nist How to pronounce nutritionist (audio)
: a specialist in the study of nutrition

Medical Definition


nu·​tri·​tion·​ist -ˈtrish-(ə-)nəst How to pronounce nutritionist (audio)
: a specialist in the study of nutrition

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