Definition of demoticist in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈmɒtɪsɪst/


  • 1A person who uses, or advocates the use of, vernacular language or ordinary colloquial speech; specifically an advocate of using demotic Greek in writing as well as in speech and in formal contexts as well as informal.

  • 2 historical (originally and chiefly US). Usually with capital initial. = Demotist .


Early 20th century. From demotic + -ist, after modern Greek δημοτικιστής.