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essayist

[es-ey-ist] /ˈɛs eɪ ɪst/
noun
1.
a writer of essays.
Origin of essayist
1600-1610
1600-10; essay + -ist
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essayist

/ˈɛseɪɪst/
noun
1.
a person who writes essays
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Word Origin and History for essayist
n.

c.1600, from essay (n.) + -ist. French essayiste (19c.) is from English.

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