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[mem-wahr-ist, -wawr-] /ˈmɛm wɑr ɪst, -wɔr-/
a person who writes memoirs.
Origin of memoirist
1760-70; memoir + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The memoirist's habit of stealing credit from others to burnish his crime-busting image has infected the narrative.
  • As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there.
  • Interviews are arranged alphabetically by the name of the memoirist, giving the corresponding reel number.
  • She brings together three traditions of listening: that of the memoirist, the clinician, and the ethnographer.
  • The mischievous memoirist delivers a powerful first novel about a road trip of global proportions.

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