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.

updated on June 14, 2018

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Definitions of cyclist from WordNet

cyclist (n.)
a person who rides a bicycle;
Synonyms: bicyclist / bicycler / wheeler / biker
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.