sur·​viv·​al·​ist sər-ˈvī-və-list How to pronounce survivalist (audio)
: a person who advocates or practices survivalism
especially : one who has prepared to survive in the anarchy of an anticipated breakdown of society
survivalist adjective

Examples of survivalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Netflix, Amazon's Prime Video, Peacock, Max, Apple TV+ and others are soaking in the summer streaming options for film lovers of all tastes this month, from A-list romantic comedies to Stone Age survivalist horror. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 This is a show with the emotional tenor of doomsday preppers and dystopian survivalists, albeit without the cockeyed conspiracy theories. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 With 14 all-stars, survivalists will no longer be able to share their tools with one another, leaving each person on their own for the 45-day-challenge. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 14 June 2024 Cops arrested him and later found night-vision goggles, $4,000 in cash, and survivalist gear in the residence. Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News, 4 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for survivalist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of survivalist was in 1950

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“Survivalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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