Definition of gymnast in English:

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gymnast

Pronunciation: /ˈjimˌnast/

noun

A person trained in or skilled in gymnastics.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: gym·nast

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