Saturday, December 31, 2016

Are You An Autoist?

Also in the previous "Looking Back" blog entry about the car accident in Elva, Illinois, the newspaper mentioned an "autoist" taking the injured party away.  I figured that  meant a car driver, but looked it up anyway.

DEFINITION:  Autoist:  n. motorist.  Origin 1900-1905.

First-known use in 1899 for automobilist, motorist plural became autoists.

Automobile driver

There is an Autoist search site for cars.

One who drives an automobile.

Little Ol' Autoist Me.  But I Also Have a Truck.  What, Then, Would That Make Me?  Truckist?  --RoadDog

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