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[stahy-list] /ˈstaɪ lɪst/
a writer or speaker who is skilled in or who cultivates a literary style.
a designer or consultant in a field subject to changes in style, especially hairdressing, clothing, or interior decoration.
a person who cultivates or maintains any particular style.
Origin of stylist
1785-95; style + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for stylist
  • To give it that well-roasted look, the food stylist painted the bird with a special brown mixture.
  • After two years' training, her apprentice will qualify as a hair stylist, with a certificate to boot.
  • He was a disciplined and chiselled prose stylist who could not resist dropping names and arcane terms into his work.
  • He has a reporter's eye for detail, a natural stylist's gift for phrasemaking and a novelist's sense of pace.
  • Yes, you might want to go to a stylist and explain the situation.
  • His prose is magnificent, and as a stylist alone, he should and will be read forever.
  • Strangely enough, on the face of it, an amateur literary stylist is less likely to do that than a professional scholar.
  • It's why the cupcake shop gets a sudden rush of orders or the client of the celebrity stylist turns up two hours late.
  • Lavishly talented as both a storyteller and a prose stylist, he is notable for his skill and his fertility.
  • When the stylist took a picture of the back of my head to show me the magic, my jaw dropped.
British Dictionary definitions for stylist


a person who performs, writes, or acts with attention to style
a designer of clothes, décor, etc
a hairdresser who styles hair
a designer whose job is to coordinate the style of products, advertising material, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stylist

1795, originally in writing, from style + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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