word-forming factor definition "one would you or tends to make," also used to suggest adherence to a certain doctrine or customized, from French -iste and right from Latin -ista, from Greek -istes, from -is-, ending associated with the stem of verbs in -izein, + agential suffix -tes. Variant -ister (like in chorister, barrister) is from Old French -istre, on untrue example of ministre. Variant -ista is from Spanish, popularized in United states English 1970s by brands of Latin-American innovative moves.
A noun suffix denoting an agent, or doer, one who techniques, a believer in; because, theorist, one that theorizes; socialist, a person who keeps to socialism; sensualist, one given to sensuality.
A noun suffix denoting a realtor, or doer, a person who practices, a believer in; as, theorist, one who theorizes; socialist, one who keeps to socialism; sensualist, one given to sensuality.