litterateur


lit·ter·a·teur

noun \ˌli-tə-rə-ˈtər, ˌli-trə-, -ˈtr\

Definition of LITTERATEUR

:  a literary person; especially :  a professional writer

Variants of LITTERATEUR

lit·ter·a·teur or lit·té·ra·teur \ˌli-tə-rə-ˈtər, ˌli-trə-, -ˈtr\

Examples of LITTERATEUR

  1. <Washington Irving is generally credited as the first American litterateur to gain a reputation in Britain and on the Continent.>

Origin of LITTERATEUR

French littérateur, from Latin litterator critic, from litterae letters, literature
First Known Use: 1806

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