American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who practices palmistry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as palmister: now more often used.
- Of or pertaining to palmisters or palmistry: as, the palmist art.
- n. fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
- Probably back-formation from palmistry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I said to her, "You are a palmist, not a facialist," and she said,"And an emblem-detector.”
“She currently lives in New Hampshire where she enjoys life as a painter, maker of wooden jigsaw puzzles, and palmist.”
““You could go to a palmist,” he says after a while.”
“We shared a bathroom down the hall with several other families, and the building itself with a palmist whose clients often set up their own begging shops on the cracked sidewalk in front of our door.”
“Religious leaders and 'scholars' should have no more say in the affairs of the state than an astrologer or a palmist.”
“A palmist reads her palm and informs Larrie she has an incredibly long life line, but must continue to avoid antiques.”
“Jimmy was an edge-seeker, a palmist, inferring the future out of his own lined flesh, but he looked at his hand one day, according to my little brother, and it was blank.”
“I think that's like being a psychic or carnival astrologer or palmist, but without the responsibility'.”
“One of the best texts to use for a guide on the topic is by noted palmist, Cheiro.”
““Your brains will protect you,” the palmist replied.”
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