noun pre·scrip·tiv·ist \-tə̇və̇st\

Definition of prescriptivist



  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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of, relating to, or resembling a fox

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