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  ( columnists    plural  ) A columnist is a journalist who regularly writes a particular kind of article in a newspaper or magazine.      n-count   oft N for n  
Clarence Page is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.     

advice columnist        ( advice columnists    plural  ) An advice columnist is a person who writes a column in a newspaper or magazine in which they reply to readers who have written to them for advice on their personal problems.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use agony aunt     
fifth columnist        ( fifth columnists    plural  ) A fifth columnist is someone who secretly supports and helps the enemies of the country or organization they are in.      n-count  
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correspondent, critic, editor, gossip columnist, journalist, journo     (slang)   reporter, reviewer  

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