Definition of new historicist in US English:

new historicist

noun

Literary Criticism
  • An advocate or practitioner of new historicism.

adjective

Literary Criticism
  • Relating to or characteristic of new historicism.

Origin

1970s. From new + historicist. Compare slightly later new historicism.

Pronunciation

new historicist

/ˌnjuː hɪˈstɒrɪsɪst/