journalist etymology

English word journalist comes from English journal, English -ist

Detailed word origin of journalist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
journal English (eng) (accounting) A chronological record of payments.. (computing) A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.. (engineering) The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.. A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.. A [...]
-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;.
journalist English (eng) (originally) The keeper of a personal journal, who writes in it regularly.. A reporter, who professionally does living reporting on news and current events.. One whose occupation is journalism, originally only writing in the printed press.

Words with the same origin as journalist

Descendants of -ist
activist archaeologist biologist ist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist receptionist sexist socialist stylist