Definition of metallist in English:

metallist

Pronunciation /ˈmɛtəlɪst/ /ˈmɛt(ə)lɪst/

noun

Economics
  • An advocate of metal coinage as the principal or sole currency; specifically an adherent of the theory of metallism.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). Either from Italian metallista, or independently from classical Latin metallum metal + -ist.