Hu"mor*ist, n. [Cf. F. humoriste.] 1. (Med.) One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors. [archaic]
2. One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways.
He [Roger de Coverley] . . . was a great humorist in all parts of his life.Addison.
3. One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll; especially, one who writes or tells jokes as a profession.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
The reputation of wits and humorists.Addison.
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