Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who tells, collects, or publishes anecdotes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who tells or is in the habit of telling anecdotes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who relates or collects anecdotes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who relates anecdotes.

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

  • noun a person skilled in telling anecdotes

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Examples

  • In general, he was no joker, no anecdotist, and had but a feeble appreciation of droll sayings or humorous matters of any kind.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • The pursuit of such identity of incident may the more cheerfully be left to the anecdotist, in that the biographical value of _Amelia_, is far more than incidental.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • Reverting to my reminiscences -- or rather to what are for myself less interesting portions, for I am a land agent by profession and an anecdotist only by habit -- I remember that an Englishman subsequently a

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • This Denbigh ancestry recalls a pleasant example of Fielding's wit, preserved in a story told by his son, and recorded in the pages of that voluminous eighteenth-century anecdotist, John Nichols.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • If he could have dictated all the conditions, he would have chosen the evenings when Newland was out; not because the young man was uncongenial to him (the two got on capitally at their club) but because the old anecdotist sometimes felt, on Newland's part, a tendency to weigh his evidence that the ladies of the family never showed.

    The Age of Innocence

  • If he could have dictated all the conditions, he would have chosen the evenings when Newland was out; not because the young man was uncongenial to him (the two got on capitally at their club) but because the old anecdotist sometimes felt, on Newland’s part, a tendency to weigh his evidence that the ladies of the family never showed.

    V. Book I

  • He was neither a professional anecdotist, like another famous American talker, Mr. Chauncey Depew, nor a man on the watch for something to disagree with, like Mr. Blaine, nor even, as was his admirable successor, Mr. Phelps, a man of long silences broken by flashes of humor.

    Stories of Authors, British and American

  • The pursuit of such identity of incident may the more cheerfully be left to the anecdotist, in that the biographical value of Amelia, is far more than incidental.

    Henry Fielding A Memoir

  • This Denbigh ancestry recalls a pleasant example of Fielding's wit, preserved in a story told by his son, and recorded in the pages of that voluminous eighteenth-century anecdotist, John Nichols.

    Henry Fielding A Memoir

  • Whereupon, it being felt that the rabid anecdotist had been sufficiently rebuked, we all went out to help the veterinary look at Adolph for twenty minutes more.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

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