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



BrE BrE//ɪˈkɒnəmɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkɑːnəmɪst//
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a person who studies or writes about economics See related entries: Economy Word Origin late 16th cent. (originally in the Greek sense): from Greek oikonomos ‘household manager’, from oikonomia ‘household management’, based on oikos ‘house’ + nemein ‘manage’ + -ist. The current sense dates from the early 19th cent.
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