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



BrE BrE//səˈvaɪvəlɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈvaɪvəlɪst//
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a person who prepares for a dangerous or unpleasant situation such as a war by learning how to survive outdoors, practising how to use weapons, storing food, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: survivalist