Alternative formsEdit


culture +‎ -ist


culturist (plural culturists)

  1. One who raises or cultures something; a cultivator.
    • 2007 October 20, Matt Higgins, “A Bruising Fight in Rough Water”, in New York Times[1]:
      Steve Dolan is an assistant manager and fish culturist at the Salmon River Hatchery in Altmar, outside Syracuse, where Lake Ontario’s king salmon are raised.
  2. An advocate of culture.
    • 1871, John Campbell Shairp, Culture and Religion in Some of Their Relations, page 21:
      The Culturists, again — by which term I mean not those who esteem culture, (as what intelligent man does not?) but those, its exclusive advocates, who recommend it as the one panacea for all the ills of humanity, — the Culturists are never done insisting that it is not for its utilitarian results, not for the technical skill and information it implies, nor for the professional success it may secure, that they value culture, but for its effect in elevating the whole man.
  3. One who holds prejudices against a culture.


culturist (comparative more culturist, superlative most culturist)

  1. Holding prejudices against a culture.
    • 2005, Elisabeth L. Carter, The extreme right in Western Europe: success or failure?, page 39:
      All of these right-wing extremist parties can be described as culturist or new racist, as they all emphasize cultural rather than racial differences between groups.