prescriptivist

noun pre·scrip·tiv·ist \-tə̇və̇st\

Definition of prescriptivist

plural

-s

  1. :  one who advocates prescriptive principles especially in grammar learned to distrust … prescriptivists — E. P. Hamp

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Origin and Etymology of prescriptivist

prescriptive + -ist


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