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ghostwrite

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verb ghost·write \ˈgōs(t)-ˌrīt\

Simple Definition of ghostwrite

  • : to write (something, such as a book) for someone else using that person's name

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ghostwrite

ghostwrote

play \-ˌrōt\

ghostwritten

play \-ˌri-tən\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to write for and in the name of another

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to write (as a speech) for another who is the presumed author

ghostwriter

noun

Examples of ghostwrite in a sentence

  1. She was hired to ghostwrite the mayor's autobiography.



Origin and Etymology of ghostwrite

back-formation from ghostwriter


First Known Use: 1927


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