Definition of alpinist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈælpɪnɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈælpɪnɪst//
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a person who climbs high mountains as a sport, especially in the Alps Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French alpiniste, from Latin Alpinus, from Alpes ‘Alps’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: alpinist