One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who asks questions; a questioner.
- ‘During the pause, the querist could be forgiven for making speculations of his own, for the triumphs of the Troezon Emperor had been great and many.’
- ‘And while I am only amused at such queries, their inquisitive querists find it impossible to believe in the truth of my response.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin quaerere ‘ask’ + -ist.
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