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[med-l-ist] /ˈmɛd l ɪst/

a person to whom a has been awarded.
(in a golf tournament) the player having the lowest score in a qualifying round scored by strokes.
a designer, engraver, or maker of .
a designer, maker, or collector of medals
(mainly sport) a winner or recipient of a medal or medals

1680s, “one skilled in medals,” from medal (n.) + -ist. Meaning “medal-maker” is from 1756; that of “recipient of a medal” is from 1797.


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