- a geographical dictionary.
- Archaic. a journalist, especially one appointed and paid by the government.
- a book or section of a book that lists and describes placesAbbreviation: gaz
- archaic a writer for a gazette or newspaper; journalist
1610s, “journalist,” from gazette (n.) + -eer. Meaning “geographical dictionary” is from 1704, from Laurence Eachard’s 1693 geographical handbook for journalists, “The Gazetteer’s, or Newsman’s, Interpreter,” second edition simply titled “The Gazetteer.”