from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who plays the chimes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obsolete forms of chemist, chemistry.
chime + -ist (Wiktionary)
Three of his favorites, chimist for chemist, neger for negro and zeber for zebra, are incidentally interesting as showing changes in American pronunciation.
He abandoned zeber in 1828, but remained faithful to chimist and neger to the last.