Definition of Pyrrhicist in US English:

Pyrrhicist

noun

  • A person who dances the pyrrhic; a representation of such a dancer.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Bentley (1662–1742), philologist and classical scholar. From ancient Greek πυρριχιστής person who dances the pyrrhic from πυρρίχη + -ιστής.

Pronunciation

Pyrrhicist

/ˈpɪrɪsɪst/