novelist etymology

English word novelist comes from English novel, English -ist

Detailed word origin of novelist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
novel English (eng) New, original, especially in an interesting way (obsolete) A novelty; something new. [15th-18th c.].
-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;.
novelist English (eng) (obsolete) An innovator; one who introduces something new; one who favours novelty.. An author of novels.

Words with the same origin as novelist

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