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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialist in economics.
  • n. Archaic An economical person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An expert in economics, especially one who studies economic data and extracts higher-level information or proposes theories.
  • n. One concerned with political economy.
  • n. One who manages a household.
  • n. One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.
  • n. One who is conversant with political economy; an expert in the field of economics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who manages pecuniary or other resources; a manager in general, with reference to means and expenditure or outlay.
  • n. Specifically A careful or prudent manager of pecuniary means; one who practises frugality in expenditure: as, he has the reputation of being an economist; he is a rigid economist.
  • n. One versed in economics, or the science of political economy.
  • n. An officer in some cathedrals of the Church of Ireland who is appointed by the chapter to manage the cathedral fund, to see to the necessary repairs, pay the church officers, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expert in the science of economics

Etymologies

From Middle French économiste ("household manager") (Wiktionary)

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