tennist

noun

ten·​nist ˈte-nist How to pronounce tennist (audio)
: a tennis player

Word History

Etymology

blend of tennis and -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tennist was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Tennist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tennist. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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