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gymnast

[jim-nast, -nuh st] /ˈdʒɪm næst, -nəst/
noun
1.
a person trained and skilled in gymnastics.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Greek gymnastḗs the trainer of the athletes, equivalent to gymnáz(ein) (see gymnasium1) + -tēs agent suffix
Related forms
nongymnast, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gymnast

gymnast

/ˈdʒɪmnæst/
noun
1.
a person who is skilled or trained in gymnastics
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Word Origin and History for gymnast
n.

1590s in the modern sense, a back-formation from gymnastic. Greek gymnastes was "a trainer of professional athletes."

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