Definitions

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

  • noun One who makes written copies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; specifically, one whose occupation is to transcribe documents or other manuscripts.

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

  • noun A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; a plagiarist.

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

  • noun a person who makes written copies of manuscripts; a scrivener or scribe

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

  • noun someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts

Etymologies

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copy +‎ -ist

Examples

  • It has to be because he is a copyist, that is the word.

    Valfierno

  • It has to be because he is a copyist, that is the word.

    Valfierno

  • The mention of her shows that the writer of the tale or the copyist was a Cairene: Abd al-Kadir is world-known: not so the “Sitt.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The colophon [the title page] named the copyist as Udo of Aachen, and I just had to find out more about this guy.

    The Mandelbrot Monk

  • The colophon [the title page] named the copyist as Udo of Aachen, and I just had to find out more about this guy.

    Archive 1999-04-01

  • You are reduced to taking the worms and moths into your confidence; their activity is your sole clue to the value of a book; as to the accuracy and fidelity of the copyist, that is quite beyond you.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03

  • In the monastery all such labour was gratuitous, that is, the copyist received no pecuniary remuneration, only his food and lodging.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • The mention of her shows that the writer of the tale or the copyist was a

    Arabian nights. English

  • a silly and ridiculous orator, but should find fault with his voice, and chide him for injuring his throat by drinking cold water; or like a person bidden to read some wretched composition, who should merely find fault with the thickness of the paper, and call the copyist a dirty and careless fellow.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • Purcell was appointed "copyist" of Westminster Abbey, whatever post that may have been.

    Purcell

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