Definitions

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  • suffix Added to words to form nouns denoting one who follows a principle; an adept.

Etymologies

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From Latin -ista via Spanish -ista in "Sandinista" (1930s).

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Examples

  • Any word ending in "-ista" (on the model of fashionista) is now tiresome to the experts, as is the useful phrase "on trend" (another thing we have come up with so as not to repeat fashionable).

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  • Any word ending in "-ista" (on the model of fashionista) is now tiresome to the experts, as is the useful phrase "on trend" (another thing we have come up with so as not to repeat fashionable).

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