What does the word essayist mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A writer of essays.

Usage examples for essayist

  1. Last of all comes the essayist, or writer pure and simple, who reaps the harvest so laboriously prepared. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  2. And all the time the essayist is dropping phrases which surely are unforgettable, striking us alike by their truth and their pregnance-" this beautiful, wild, feline poetry, wild because left to range the wilds." – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  3. You seem as vague as your essayist. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009