economists

economist

[ih-kon-uh-mist]
noun
1.
a specialist in economics.
2.
Archaic. a thrifty or frugal person.

Origin:
1580–90; econom(y) + -ist

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economist (ɪˈkɒnəmɪst)
 
n
1.  a specialist in economics
2.  archaic a person who advocates or practises frugality

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economist
1580s, "household manager;" 1804 meaning "student of political economy" (see economy).
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