fifth columnist
columnist col"um*nist, n. a journalist who writes or edits a regularly scheduled column[8] in a periodical, usually in editorial style; a type of editorialist. [RP]

{fifth columnist} see {fifth columnist} in the vocabulary.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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