pan·​el·​ist | \ ˈpa-nᵊl-ist How to pronounce panelist (audio) \

Definition of panelist

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

Examples of panelist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During last Tuesday's audition episode, the head AGT judge orchestrated a truly terrifying prank on sophomore panelist Sofía Vergara that left the Modern Family star frightened. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2021 Age is just one of many factors determining the potential outcome of a pregnancy, according to Renaming Revolution panelist Dr. Somi Javaid, OB/GYN, surgeon and founder of HerMD. Elissa Strauss, CNN, 8 June 2021 Tran-Calhoun, who was a panelist, was feeling the same thing. Kalley Huang, Dallas News, 6 July 2021 The final panelist was Jane Wise, also an associate director for the center who has taught legal writing at BYU’s law school for more than 20 years. The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 June 2021 The Masked Singer judge Jenny McCarthy just couldn't resist poking fun at fellow panelist Ken Jeong following Wednesday night's season 5 finale. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 27 May 2021 DeSantis, Noem, fellow panelist Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee's states all have no state income tax to begin with. Fox News, 27 May 2021 Hayles had been asked to host a conference for Black and Brown leaders who work in the outdoor industry, and Hill participated in it as a panelist. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 June 2021 As an example, YouTube points to a video passage where Gov. DeSantis asks one panelist, Harvard biostatistician Martin Kulldorff, whether children need to wear masks, and Mr. Kulldorff says no. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of panelist

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panelist was in 1948

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30 Jul 2021

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“Panelist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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