Novelist Nov"el*ist, n. 1. An innovator; an asserter of novelty. [Obs.] --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. F. nouvelliste, It. novellista.] A writer of news. [Obs.] --Tatler (178). [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. F. nouvelliste.] A writer of a novel or novels. [1913 Webster]

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