Definition of Humorist

1. Noun. Someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way.




Definition of Humorist

1. n. One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors.

Definition of Humorist

1. Noun. a person who writes or performs humorous material ¹

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Definition of Humorist

1. a humorous writer or entertainer [n -S]

Medical Definition of Humorist

1. 1. One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors. 2. One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways. "He [Roger de Coverley] . . . Was a great humorist in all parts of his life." (Addison) 3. One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll. "The reputation of wits and humorists." (Addison) Origin: Cf. F. Humoriste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humorist

humoralisms
humoralist
humoralists
humored
humoresk
humoresks
humoresque
humoresques
humorful
humoring
humorise
humorised
humorises
humorising
humorism
humorist (current term)
humoristic
humoristically
humorists
humorize
humorized
humorizes
humorizing
humorless
humorlessly
humorlessness
humorlessnesses
humorous
humorously
humorousness

Literary usage of Humorist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1889)
"CHAPTER IV SIR DINADAN THE humorist IT seemed to me that this quaint lie was ... Sir Dinadan the humorist was the first to awake, and he soon roused the ..."

2. Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises by William Cushing (1885)
"An English humorist ; b. at Chert- sey ; settled in London, 1841 ; wrote for ... Smith, Charles H. Bill Arp; Dr. Heile Höre. An American humorist and ..."

3. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1887)
"MINOR TOPICS BEECHER HUMOR Dr. Joseph Parker, in his recent eulogy on Mr. Beecher, said : " God himself made Henry Ward Beecher a humorist, gave him a taste ..."

4. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Martha Joanna Lamb, John Austin Stevens, Abbatt, William, 1851-1935, Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1887)
"MINOR TOPICS BEECHER HUMOR Dr. Joseph Parker, in his recent eulogy on Mr. Beecher, said: “God himself made Henry Ward Beecher a humorist, gave him a taste ..."

5. Where American Independence Began: Quincy, Its Famous Group of Patriots by Daniel Munro Wilson (1902)
"But the Tutor, in the humane fibre of him, was by happy foreordination and deliberate personal intention a humorist. He had in him enough natural vivacity, ..."

6. Practical Authorship: A Work Designed to Afford Writers an Insight Into by James Knapp Reeve (1910)
"Not always will the schoolboy humorist develop thus, but if we hark back from the developed humorist, we are very apt to find his embryo in the lad. ..."

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