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[an-thruh-pol-uh-jist] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒɪst/
a person who specializes in anthropology.
Origin of anthropologist
1790-1800; anthropolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The anthropologist was too erratic a man 122 to inspire confidence, and the Phantom needed someone whom he could trust absolutely.

  • anthropologist as he was, he had suspected this from the start.

    Lost in the Wilds of Brazil James H. Foster
  • It has given us glimpses of the workshop of the archaeologist, the anthropologist, and the etymologist.

    Mazes and Labyrinths W. H. Matthews
  • The anthropologist jumped up with the abruptness of a rabbit.

  • No anthropologist, I hope, is denying that Nature-myths and Nature-gods exist.

    Modern Mythology Andrew Lang
Word Origin and History for anthropologist

1798, from anthropology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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