palm·​ist | \ ˈpä-mist How to pronounce palmist (audio) , ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmist (audio) \

Definition of palmist

: one who practices palmistry

Examples of palmist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Writer Michael Adno grew up in Sarasota, Florida, home to an unusually large bevy of palmists, mediums, and others able to connect with unseen spirits and energies. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "You Don’t Move to Sarasota, the Spirit Moves You," 10 July 2018 No palmist is needed to tell us that three is a trend. Vogue, "Fashion’s Hands-On Trend Extends From the 1930s to Spring 2018," 28 Sep. 2017 You will be asked to, but a palmist should never attempt to diagnose an illness or predict someone’s death. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Read Palms," 21 July 2017 For a long time, this would have seemed as foolish as giving your money to a palmist. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, "The Heroism of Incremental Care," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of palmist

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palmist

probably back-formation from palmistry

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The first known use of palmist was in 1875

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“Palmist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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