Someone who was told by there orchestra teacher to switch to a viola because there were not enough players.
Violinist:Bro look at that violist in the practice room
Bassist:yikes it looks like he's trying to gut a salmon
by OrchBassist February 27, 2019
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Superior musician who plays the viola and as legend has it, the leader(s) of future society despite the current lack of respect.
EX. 1
Violinist: Violins are teh BEST.
Violist: No...Violists are, as proven by the sexy tone quality and large badonkadonk on the instrument.

EX. 2
ME (violist): Violists will one day rule the world.
Anonymous violin student:
Anonymous orchestra teacher: Actually, he's right.
by aRMDviolist47 July 29, 2008
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1. One who plays the viola, a bowed string instrument with a tuning the same as that of a violin, but with a low C-string as opposed to a high E-string.
Syn.: Viola player
Ant.: Musician
1. When somebody walks into a bank with a violin case, everybody's afraid they'll pull out a gun. When somebody walks into a bank with a viola case, everyone's afraid they'll pull out a viola.

2. Him? He's not a musician, he's a violist.
by Ebolamunkee October 10, 2006
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Violist: I'm a violist.
Person: You're shit.
Violist: But I'm the principal!
Person: But you're still shit.

Violist: I named my viola "Firewood."
Person: Well, at least you chose something more creative than "shit."
by Che Criollo December 8, 2018
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Violists are the people in an orchestra or other type of band that feel like they need to be a part of something, even if no one wants them there. They can’t take a hint as to when to stop talking and leave, but some are shy and compassionate, but that’s only 1%.
Guy 1: dude I wish that violist would leave already...
Guy 2:I know! I already stole his viola and put it outside seven times! He came back in every time!
by Sansy Comic July 1, 2018
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A person in orchestra who only has one braincell
Orchestra director: HOLD IT

Violists: .... UHHHHHHHH wat
by Yukine-kun January 27, 2020
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That violist felt bad sucking at the violin, so he switched to viola and suddenly became widely acclaimed.
by John P June 19, 2006
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