Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A writer of glosses; a glossarist.

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

  • noun obsolete A writer of comments.

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

  • noun obsolete A writer of glosses, or comments.

Etymologies

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gloss +‎ -ist

Examples

  • In his recent commentary (2000), David West points to the remarkable strength of the poet’s voice — no false modesty there, though one might now disagree with the nineteenth-century glossist who found ‘no extravagance but much dignity’ in its tone.

    postera crescam laude

Comments

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  • true vocation of a wordiehol-ist (morelist...morelistful...morelistless)

    February 10, 2012