arsonist etymology

English word arsonist comes from English arson, English -ist

Detailed word origin of arsonist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
arson English (eng) (countable) An instance of such a crime.. (uncountable) The crime of deliberately starting a fire with intent to cause damage.
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
arsonist English (eng) One who has committed the act of arson, or illegally setting fire to property.

Words with the same origin as arsonist

Descendants of -ist
activist anthropologist archaeologist biologist celibacy geologist guitarist ist journalist nationalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist psychiatrist psychologist rapist receptionist sexist socialist stylist tourist violinist vocalist