the·​ist | \ ˈthē-ist How to pronounce theist (audio) \
plural theist

Definition of theist

: a believer in theism : a person who believes in the existence of a god or gods specifically : one who believes in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of the human race Not surprisingly, both scientific skeptics and theists whose ideas of God center primarily on the notion of "intelligent design" have found Darwinian ideas religiously incoherent. — John F. Haught

First Known Use of theist

1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of theist was in 1650

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