Definition of economist in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkänəməst/


An expert in economics.
Example sentences
  • One of North America's leading agricultural economists said Tuesday that farms will have to adapt or perish.
  • Leading agricultural economists forecast that agriculture is moving to a bimodal system of production.
  • Neoclassical economists have traditionally argued in favor of efforts to increase national saving in the long run.


Late 16th century (originally in the Greek sense): from Greek oikonomos 'household manager' (see economy) + -ist. The current sense dates from the early 19th century.

Words that rhyme with economist

agronomist, autonomist, ergonomist, physiognomist

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Syllabification: e·con·o·mist

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