One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who studies, proposes, or is concerned with problems. rare before 20th cent. Now chiefly Mathematics.
2Chess. A composer of problems.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Donne (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman. From problem + -ist.
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