Etymology
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cyclist (n.)

"bicyclist," 1882; see bicycle + -ist. Cycler is from 1880. Saxonists preferred wheelman. Meaning "one who reckons by cycles or believes in the cyclic recurrence of certain classes of events" is from 1882.

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Definitions of cyclist

cyclist (n.)
a person who rides a bicycle;
Synonyms: bicyclist / bicycler / wheeler / biker
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