Definition of humorist in English:



  • A humorous writer, performer, or artist.

    ‘the world's best humorists and cartoonists’
    • ‘But for a humorist, the wrong kind of seriousness can be fatal.’
    • ‘Since a comedian requires ingenuity, while a humorist can coast on a querulous attitude.’
    • ‘This German group so far consists of a few amateur humorists, and seems unlikely to grow larger.’
    • ‘I go back to my original ambition of 1980: I wanted to be on the shelf with the classic 20th century American humorists.’
    • ‘Like all the best writers on religion, Anna was a humorist.’
    • ‘Most contemporary newspaper humorists are sitting in his shadow, whether they realize it or not.’
    • ‘Little children will leave this movie believing that stammerers and girls with glasses, buck teeth and amorous intentions are ideal subjects for humorists.’
    • ‘‘Yes it has, hasn't it,’ says the Oxfordshire humorist, writer, entertainer, comedienne and broadcaster.’
    • ‘He wasn't funny, in the recognizable joke - telling way; he was a humorist, which someone once defined as a standup comic who's a nice fellow but doesn't make you laugh.’
    • ‘Two of these books are by men with something of a reputation as humorists.’
    • ‘This situation completely changed the rules of the game for humorists, at least in my case.’
    • ‘The humorist kept the balance of satire by laughing at his own follies and doings.’
    • ‘But a humorist would choose a different answer.’
    • ‘He is one of the most unique and well-known American writers of the twentieth century, known as both a humorist and a humanist, always reminding us with a reassuring irony not to give up on the human race.’
    • ‘You'll meet authors and artists, mothers and fathers, cops and lawyers, gamers and hackers, cooks and waitresses, humorists and essayists.’
    • ‘Eddie, the writer's father, was a humorist and legendary editor.’
    • ‘This can be the combination of orator, humorist, speech writer, or playwright.’
    • ‘I am a gregarious person and have always been given to being a humorist, but I am also an observer.’
    • ‘Comediennes, humorists, film stars and other famous women mouth off.’
    • ‘A humorist probably doesn't ‘play’ much, but he's happy to be working.’
    comic writer, writer of comedy, wit, wag
    funny man, funny woman, comic, comedian, comedienne, joker, jokester, clown, jester
    cartoonist, caricaturist
    card, laugh, scream, hoot, riot, barrel of laughs
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