linguister

linguister

(ˈlɪŋɡwɪstə)
n
(Linguistics) US an interpreter. Also called: lingster or linkster
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Look you here, old grey-beard," said Ishmael, seizing the trapper, and whirling him round as if he had been a top; "that I am tired of carrying on a discourse with fingers and thumbs, instead of a tongue, ar' a natural fact; so you'll play linguister and put my words into Indian, without much caring whether they suit the stomach of a Red- skin or not.