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[pan-l-ist] /ˈpæn l ɪst/
a member of a small group of persons gathered for formal public discussion, judging, playing a radio or television game, etc.
Origin of panelist
1950-55; panel + -ist Unabridged
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Examples from the web for panelist
  • As a panelist my recommendation is strictly advisory, the program officers make the funding decisions.
  • The authors clearly took the previous mail reviewer and panelist comments to heart and made huge improvements.
  • There are, in other words, many factors beyond the control of the panelist hopefuls.
  • Each panelist had approached the job market in slightly different ways.
  • panelist names, professions, and websites are shown as reported to us.
  • The panelist's charge shall be split equally between the plaintiffs and the defendants, unless otherwise agreed.
British Dictionary definitions for panelist


a member of a panel, esp on a radio or television programme
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Word Origin and History for panelist

1950, American English, from panel (n.) + -ist. Originally in quiz shows.

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