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trope +‎ -ist. Compare French tropiste.


tropist (plural tropists)

  1. One who deals in tropes.
  2. One who avoids the literal meaning of the language of Scripture by explaining it as mere tropes and figures of speech.
  3. Alternative form of troper

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tropist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)