Definition of folklorist in English:

folklorist

noun

  • See folklore

    • ‘Seán, who died at the age of 93 in 1966, was one of Ireland's most renowned folklorists.’
    • ‘Quite frankly, the explanations from natural historians, folklorists and fossil experts are as strange as Kipling's fictional accounts.’
    • ‘But in 1828 Elias, a country doctor and folklorist, began collecting tales from the peasant class - they had a meter but no rhyme.’
    • ‘While he was stuck in NY, he appeared in important calypso shows staged by big-time folklorist Alan Lomax - available on CD.’
    • ‘According to folklorists, the play in Thrissur is almost a century old.’

Pronunciation

folklorist

/ˈfəʊkˌlɔːrɪst/