Economist E*con"o*mist, n. [Cf. F. ['e]conomiste.] 1. One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste. ``Economists even to parsimony.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. One who is conversant with political economy; an expert in the field of economics. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster]

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