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A person who keeps a diary.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who keeps or writes a diary, esp one that is subsequently published


(ˈdaɪ ə rɪst)

a person who keeps a diary.
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Noun1.diarist - someone who keeps a diary or journal
writer - a person who is able to write and has written something




Marie Bashkirtseff (Russian), Fanny Burney (English), E.M. Delafield (English), John Evelyn (English), Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones) (English), Anne Frank (Dutch), André Gide (French), George and Weedon Grossmith (Charles Pooter) (English), Francis Kilvert (British), Samuel Pepys (English), Marion Rivers-Moore (English), Sue Townsend (Adrian Mole) (English), Anaïs Nin (French-U.S.), Dorothy Wordsworth (English)


[ˈdaɪərɪst] Ndiarista mf


n (of personal events)Tagebuchschreiber(in) m(f); (of contemporary events)Chronist(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
From this direction there came along the road that evening a glitter and clatter of light cavalry, in which even the simple diarist could recognise with astonishment the general with his staff.
Augustus Pelham, the diarist, liked a calm atmosphere in which to tell his stories; he liked attention; he liked to elicit little facts, little stories, about the past and the great dead, from such distinguished characters as Mrs.
Diarist Samuel Pepys made the first reference to Punch in England, in 1662.
missionary, diarist. Born in Haddam, Connecticut, Brainerd was expelled from Yale and became a missionary to Indians along the Hudson Valley.
Safety and confidentiality is ensured by each diarist assuming an alias and saving data to their own computer.
Helen Fielding created which fictional female diarist? 2.
"I couldn't agree more - it's what the World Cup's about." Those words rang hollow when your diarist asked politely if he could get a lift in a near-empty minibus for FIFA delegates, bound for the stadium ahead of the Australia v Serbia game in Nelspruit.
But a good diarist does not have to be near to the centres of power, or close to the flames.
1740: James Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck, diarist and renowned biographer of Samuel Johnson, was born.
ISBN 978-000-722-8201 When the war broke out the diarist was a nineteen year old typist from a middle-class family.
Stars Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Renee Zellweger were at the launch of the screen version of Helen Fielding's novel about the neurotic diarist.
The diary form mixes the diarist's subjectivity with things observed, a picture of reality forming in the oscillation between the two.