Definition of columnist in US English:

columnist

noun

  • A journalist contributing regularly to a newspaper or magazine.

    • ‘It's a story you hear trotted out by politicians trying to make a point or ivory tower newspaper columnists trying to fill a page.’
    • ‘He is a widely syndicated newspaper columnist, a frequent contributor to leading periodicals, and a lecturer.’
    • ‘And a gossip columnist can get sued every bit as quickly as any reporter.’
    • ‘He was a prolific essayist and widely syndicated newspaper columnist.’
    • ‘What journalism needs now, he says, is fewer columnists and more reporters getting out of the office and talking to real people.’
    • ‘Ten nationally syndicated columnists wrote columns violently attacking me and the university for this unprecedented assault on American values.’
    • ‘He is a graduate student at Harvard University and a columnist for the Journalist magazine.’
    • ‘He currently resides in Barbados and is a weekly newspaper columnist.’
    • ‘"You shouldn't trust what those gossip columnists write, " she chided.’
    • ‘I'm going to become a teen magazine advice columnist.’
    • ‘Today, he is the paper's nationally recognized, award-winning humor columnist.’
    • ‘Some newspaper columnists use that one for anything they don't like or that one of their mates has argued against.’
    • ‘I'd seen what those newspaper columnists had been sprouting first hand.’
    • ‘For many newspaper editors and columnists, some sections of society seem to be fair game.’
    • ‘It's worth remembering that newspaper columnists write one or maybe two features a week.’
    • ‘Frankly, it's frustrating for our journalists and columnists to have to find new ways to rehash the same material.’
    • ‘Since then the gossip columnists have been doing their best to sniff out the real reasons behind the split.’
    • ‘Perhaps the best sports columnist of all time, Smith wrote what he saw.’
    • ‘Several columnists for mainstream daily newspapers cut to the heart of the matter.’
    • ‘Most of them are opinions held by regular columnists in the paper deliberately stuck in there to wind people up.’
    writer, feature writer, contributor, journalist, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman
    View synonyms

Pronunciation