professionist

noun
pro·​fes·​sion·​ist | \ -sh(ə)nə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of professionist

1 : one pursuing a profession or trade
2 chiefly Scottish : one who makes an insincere profession of religion

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History and Etymology for professionist

German, from profession (from Middle French) + -ist

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“Professionist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/professionist. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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