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

  • noun A person who keeps a diary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who keeps a diary.

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

  • noun One who keeps a diary.

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

  • noun One who keeps a diary.

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

  • noun someone who keeps a diary or journal


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diary +‎ -ist


  • I did it a few weeks ago, but it's only because their regular diarist is away.

    Not That I'm One to Gossip, But...

  • Many of the “facts” related by the diarist are almost certainly fictions, but they are trivial fictions, portraying military misconduct of a low level kind, far distant from Abu Ghraib or Mylai or the atrocities that Islamofascist propagandists allege that American soldiers routinely commit in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Paranoia Writ Small

  • The diarist is a self-important person, talking to himself and to the future, and conscious of his effect upon both.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

  • When the diarist is a man of prominence, as in the case of Dean Swift, his journal throws an interesting light not only upon his own life but also upon the times in which he lives.

    Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

  • When such meetings did occur, Currie said, they were noted and a record of them turned over to a "diarist" named Ellen McCathran.

    The Gateway To The Oval Office

  • Calling himself a "diarist," Dunne dropped bold-faced names as he spilled behind-the-scenes nuggets gleaned from courtrooms and dinner parties alike.

  • Slouchy: A Mommy Blogger is a kind of diarist who writes in a magical land,

    Under the Mad Hat

  • The famed diarist George Templeton Strong, for example, wrote that “the gorilla is superior to the Celtic in muscle and hardly their inferior in a moral sense.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In the film, each diarist has a segment to himself, to talk about the St. Elizabeths he has known.

    Video diaries reveal life for those committed to St. Elizabeths

  • That flag would fly over the island for 156 years, until a ceremonial hand-off that saw the final British governor, Chris Patten, in tears, and reduced Prince Charles to angry diarist mode.

    Hong Kong: The Sky Unlimited


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