Definition of gymnast in English:


Syllabification: gym·nast
Pronunciation: /ˈjimnist


  • A person trained in or skilled in gymnastics.
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    • From then on coaches and girls alike realised that a smaller gymnast meant a better gymnast.
    • Everyone agrees that Olympic divers and gymnasts are competitive athletes.
    • The gymnasts are incredible athletes operating under excruciating pressure.


late 16th century: from French gymnaste or Greek gumnastēs 'trainer of athletes', from gumnazein 'exercise naked' (see gymnasium).

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