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



BrE BrE//ˈkɒpiɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpiɪst//
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a person who makes copies of written documents or works of art Word Originmid 17th cent.: from copy + -ist; replacing earlier copist, from French copiste or medieval Latin copista, from copiare ‘to copy’, from copia ‘abundance’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: copyist