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



(also cineast) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪniæst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪniæst//
(from French)
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a person who knows a lot about films/movies and is very enthusiastic about them Word Origin1920s: from French cinéaste, from ciné (from cinéma), on the pattern of enthousiaste ‘enthusiast’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cineaste