humorist

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Humorist \Hu"mor*ist\, noun [Cf. F. humoriste.]

1. (Med.) One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors. [archaic]

2. One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways.

He [Roger de Coverley] . . . was a great humorist in all parts of his life. --Addison.

3. One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll; especially, one who writes or tells jokes as a profession. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The reputation of wits and humorists. --Addison.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

humorist

noun

1: someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way [syn: {humorist}, {humourist}]


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