Gymnast definition

jĭmnăst, -nəst
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One who performs gymnastics.
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A person who is trained and skilled in gymnastics, especially one who engages in competition.
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An expert in gymnastics.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gymnast
Plural:
gymnasts

Origin of gymnast

  • French gymnaste from Greek gumnastēs trainer of professional athletes from gumnazein to exercise gymnasium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek γυμναστής (gumnastēs, “trainer of athletes”), from γυμνάζω (gumnazō, “I train naked, exercise”), from γυμνός (gumnos, “naked”)

    From Wiktionary