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[pol-uh-mist, puh-lem-ist, poh-] /ˈpɒl ə mɪst, pəˈlɛm ɪst, poʊ-/

a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.

1859, American English formation parallel to polemist (1825), from Greek polemistes “a warrior,” from polemizein “to wage war, to make war.”


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