Definition of Ballist in English:

Ballist

(also Balliste)

noun

historical
  • A member of Balli Kombëtar, an Albanian nationalist and republican movement active during the Second World War (1939–45).

adjective

historical
  • Of, relating to, or supporting Balli Kombëtar.

Origin

1940s. From Albanian ballist from Balli (in Balli Kombëtar National Front; from balli, definite form of ballë front, forehead (perhaps from the same Indo-European base as Old Prussian ballo forehead) + kombëtar national (from komb nation, knot (from Byzantine Greek κόμβος knot; of uncertain origin) + -tar, suffix forming adjectives from nouns)) + -ist.

Pronunciation

Ballist

/ˈbalɪst/