Definition of economist in English:


Syllabification: e·con·o·mist
Pronunciation: /əˈkänəməst


An expert in economics.
More 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.

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