humourist

Definitions of humourist
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n someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

Synonyms:
humorist
Examples:
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Robert Charles Benchley
United States humorist (1889-1945)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner
United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
Stephen Butler Leacock
Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
Edward Lear
British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
William Penn Adair Rogers
United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
Henry Wheeler Shaw
United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
James Grover Thurber
United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm
English writer and caricaturist (1872-1956)
Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
Francois Rabelais
author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
Jonathan Swift
an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
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lampooner, parodist
mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
punster
someone overly fond of making puns
ironist, ridiculer, satirist
a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
card, wag, wit
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
caricaturist
someone who parodies in an exaggerated manner
Type of:
entertainer
a person who tries to please or amuse

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