nounarchaic or North American
An impractical, impulsive person; a dreamer: the accusation was passed to the national press from the mouths of liars and fantasts
More example sentences
- Less entrepreneurs than informed fans, and less fans than fantasts, Subway will occasionally not bother to hook a program note to a program.
- While not exactly bland or nondescript, these scores seem to indicate that few rebels, experimenters, or fantasts are writing music in Scandinavia today.
- One should not reproach the theorist who undertakes such a task by calling him a fantast; instead, one must allow him his fantasizing, since for him there is no other way to his goal whatsoever.
late 16th century (formerly also as phantast): originally via medieval Latin from Greek phantastēs 'boaster', from phantazein or phantazesthai (see fantastic); in modern use from German Phantast.
Definition of fantast in:
- The US English dictionary