Ist meaning

ist, əst
An adherent or advocate of a specified doctrine, theory, or school of thought.

Anarchist.

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Ist is defined as involved in a particularly field or having a certain interest or belief.

An example of ist used as a suffix is in the word druggist, a person with an interest in drugs and medications.

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One that is characterized by a specified trait or quality.

Romanticist.

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A specialist in a specified art, science, or skill.

Biologist.

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A person skilled in or occupied with; an expert in.

Druggist, violinist.

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An adherent of or believer in.

Anarchist.

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A person who does, makes, or practices (the thing specified): many words so formed correspond to verbs ending in -ize or nouns ending in -ism.

Moralist, satirist.

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A person having or displaying prejudice related to.

Ageist.

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Forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -ism or -ist.

Darwinist, escapist, ageist.

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Insulin shock therapy.
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Added to words to form nouns denoting:
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Origin of ist

  • ME -iste < OFr < L -ista < Gr -istēs < verbs ending in -izein

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -iste from Old French from Latin -istēs, -ista from Greek -istēs agent n. suff

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

  • From Old French -iste and Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (istēs).

    From Wiktionary