Etymology
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escapist

in the figurative sense, 1930 (adj.); 1933 (n.), from escape + -ist. By 1881 in a literal sense.

updated on August 03, 2021

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Definitions of escapist from WordNet

escapist (n.)
a person who escapes into a world of fantasy;
Synonyms: dreamer / wishful thinker
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