pan·​el·​ist | \ ˈpa-nᵊl-ist \

Definition of panelist

: a member of a discussion or advisory panel or of a radio or television panel

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On Monday's episode, all of the panelists expressed their respect for the former president. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Stars Joy Behar and Meghan McCain Get Into Huge Fight After George H.W. Bush Tribute," 3 Dec. 2018 In 2017, over 1,000 attendees witnessed legendary discussions with panelists, J Balvin, Farruko and Nicky Jam among others. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Maluma Confirmed For Q&A As Billboard Latin Music Week Moves to Las Vegas," 12 Feb. 2018 As the longest-sitting panelist on the show (20 years to be exact), Joy has brought constant witty humor and fiery passion to the series. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Why 'The View' Star Joy Behar Doesn't Use Her Real Name," 29 Nov. 2018 Teen Vogue asked the panelists to give their best advice for dressing for interviews and internships. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "What Not to Wear to Your Internship, According to GLAM4GOOD Panelists," 17 Aug. 2018 Carter made her remarks during a stunning opening statement as a panelist during a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics in Washington, D.C. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, "Mom of Duke's Wendell Carter says NCAA system resembles 'slavery and the prison system'," 7 May 2018 There will be a pre-game: talking head panelists talking about the wall. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Why You Shouldn't Watch Trump's Oval Office Address Tonight," 8 Jan. 2019 The Odor Protection Test In this test, panelists do a washout period for about two weeks and are also instructed not to wash. Cassie Shortsleeve, Popular Mechanics, "How Scientists at Degree Men Test Antiperspirant," 20 Dec. 2018 One is a market-research service that films consumer panelists through their webcams—like a remote focus group—and analyzes their real-time reactions to ads and other digital content. Benjamin Powers, WSJ, "Once More With Feeling: Teaching Empathy to Machines," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of panelist

1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of panelist

: a person who is a part of a group of people who answer questions, give advice or opinions, etc. : a person who is a member of a panel

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