Definitions for linguistˈlɪŋ gwɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lin•guistˈlɪŋ gwɪst(n.)

  1. a specialist in linguistics.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. a person who is skilled in several languages; polyglot.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of linguist:

1580–90; < L lingu(a) tongue, speech + -ist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. linguist, linguistic scientist(noun)

    a specialist in linguistics

  2. linguist, polyglot(noun)

    a person who speaks more than one language


  1. linguist(Noun)

    One who studies linguistics.

  2. linguist(Noun)

    A person skilled in languages.

  3. linguist(Noun)

    A human translator; an interpreter, especially in the armed forces.

  4. Origin: From lingua + -ist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linguist(noun)

    a master of the use of language; a talker

  2. Linguist(noun)

    a person skilled in languages

Translations for linguist

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a person who studies language and/or is good at languages.

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