palm·​ist ˈpä-mist How to pronounce palmist (audio)
ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmist (audio)
: one who practices palmistry

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As an artist, palmist, and generally spiritual woman, Wright had a few otherworldly experiences in the home herself. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 31 Aug. 2022 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, 10 July 2018 No palmist is needed to tell us that three is a trend. Vogue, 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, 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, 23 Jan. 2017

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Word History


probably back-formation from palmistry

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palmist was in 1875

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“Palmist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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