gazetteer

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Etymology 1Edit

gazette +‎ -eer, from French gazetier (newspaperman)

NounEdit

gazetteer (plural gazetteers)

  1. journalist
  2. publicist
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Etymology 2Edit

From The gazetteer's: or newsman's interpreter, a geographical index edited by Laurence Echard, 1st ed. published 1693. In 1704, in the second volume Echard referred to the work as Gazetteer.

NounEdit

gazetteer (plural gazetteers)

  1. A geographic dictionary or encyclopedia, sometimes found as an index to an atlas.
  2. A newspaper.
  3. (obsolete) An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
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