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economist

[ih-kon-uh-mist] /ɪˈkɒn ə mɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in economics.
2.
Archaic. a thrifty or frugal person.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; econom(y) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for economists

economist

/ɪˈkɒnəmɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in economics
2.
(archaic) a person who advocates or practises frugality
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Word Origin and History for economists

economist

n.

1580s, "household manager," from Middle French économiste; meaning "student of political economy" is from 1804; see economy + -ist.

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