anecdotist

anecdotist

[an-ik-doh-tist]
noun
a collector or teller of anecdotes.
Also, anecdotalist [an-ik-doh-tl-ist] .


Origin:
1830–40; anecdote + -ist

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anecdote (ˈænɪkˌdəʊt)
 
n
a short usually amusing account of an incident, esp a personal or biographical one
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin anecdota unpublished items, from Greek anekdotos unpublished, from an- + ekdotos published, from ekdidonai, from ek- out + didonai to give]
 
anec'dotic
 
adj
 
anec'dotalist
 
n
 
'anecdotist
 
n

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