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humorist

[hyoo-mer-ist or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mər ɪst or, often, ˈyu-/
noun
1.
a person who is skillful in the use of humor, as in writing, talking, or acting.
2.
a person with an active sense of humor.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < French humoriste, equivalent to humour (< E) + -iste -ist. Compare Italian (h)umorista capricious, subject to humors
Related forms
humoristic, humoristical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for humoristical

humorist

/ˈhjuːmərɪst/
noun
1.
a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way
Derived Forms
humoristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for humoristical

humorist

n.

1590s, from humor (n.) + -ist. Perhaps on model of Middle French humoriste.

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