The definition of a linguist is a person who speaks many languages, or a language expert.(noun)
An example of a linguist is someone who speaks and teaches others to speak Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, English and French.
See linguist in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L lingua (see language) + -ist
See linguist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin lingua, language; see dṇghū- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + -ist.
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