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litterateur

noun lit·ter·a·teur \ˌli-tə-rə-ˈtər, ˌli-trə-, -ˈtu̇r\

Definition of litterateur

  1. :  a literary person; especially :  a professional writer



Examples of litterateur in a sentence

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



Variants of litterateur

or

littérateur

play \ˌli-tə-rə-ˈtər, ˌli-trə-, -ˈtu̇r\

Origin and Etymology of litterateur

French littérateur, from Latin litterator critic, from litterae letters, literature


First Known Use: 1806


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