Part of speech: noun

One who displays humor.

Share it on:

Usage examples "humorist":

  1. The story is told of a ruthless American humorist Hotel- keeper in Singapore who was entertaining a group of Japanese Officers from the Japanese Navy. - "Flash-lights from the Seven Seas", William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell.
  2. To be witty, one has to be fanciful, intellectual, deft, light- hearted; and the humorist need be none of these things. - "At Large", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  3. Gogol could not repress the fun that is so essential an element in human life, any more than he could stop the beating of his heart; he saw men and women with the eyes of a natural born humorist, to whom the utter absurdity of humanity and human relations was enormously salient. - "Essays on Russian Novelists", William Lyon Phelps.