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[an-thruh-pol-uh-jist] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒɪst/
a person who specializes in anthropology.
1790-1800; anthropolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • The couple have been called culinary anthropologists.
  • More than a few anthropologists were duped by it, but there were doubters from the beginning.
  • We are in the position of anthropologists observing the rituals and liturgy of an alien culture.
  • We will be social anthropologists, exploring the cave paintings to understand what they reveal about our culture.
  • The statement asks whether anthropologists affiliated with the military can uphold a commitment not to harm the people they study.
  • By profession, anthropologists are visitors from afar.
  • There are no anthropologists on the faculty and no traditional departments at all.
  • The short answer is that sport is a product of culture, and anthropologists are interested in all aspects of culture.
  • anthropologists will tell you that ceremony and ritual binds communities together in all manner of ways.
  • There is a long history of anthropologists recording visual images and even making movies as part of their scholarly research.
Word Origin and History for anthropologists



1798, from anthropology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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