Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "December"?


[fab-yuh-list] /ˈfæb yə lɪst/
a person who invents or relates fables.
a liar.
Origin of fabulist
1585-95; < Middle French fabuliste, equivalent to < fābul(a) fable + -iste -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fabulist
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The fabulist had not in him sufficient hypocrisy of which to manufacture the commonplace politeness of society.

    The Fables of La Fontaine Jean de la Fontaine
  • Gay the fabulist is only interesting in a certain sense and to a small extent.

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • The born poet still talks that way, he is naturally a fabulist and cannot help himself.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • The fabulist is to create a laugh, but yet, under a merry guise, to convey instruction.

  • In 1664 La Fontaine published his first collection of fables, and it gave him immediately the very highest rank as a fabulist.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • That is the fabulist's opinion—Harriet Shelley's is not reported.

    In Defense of Harriet Shelley Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for fabulist


a person who invents or recounts fables
a person who lies or falsifies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fabulist

1590s, from French fabuliste, from Latin fabula (see fable (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for fabulist

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fabulist