Definition of problemist in US English:

problemist

noun

  • 1A person who studies, proposes, or is concerned with problems. rare before 20th cent. Now chiefly Mathematics.

  • 2Chess. A composer of problems.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Donne (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman. From problem + -ist.

Pronunciation

problemist

/ˈprɒbləmɪst/