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pamphleteer

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noun pam·phle·teer \ˌpam(p)-flə-ˈtir\

Simple Definition of pamphleteer

  • : a person who writes pamphlets usually to support a cause or to criticize someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pamphleteer

  1. :  a writer of pamphlets attacking something or urging a cause


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pamphleteer

verb pam·phle·teer

Definition of pamphleteer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to write and publish pamphlets

  3. 2 :  to engage in partisan arguments indirectly in writings



Did You Know?

Pamphlets, unbound printed publications with no covers or with paper covers, are published about all kinds of subjects, but our word pamphlet traces back to one particular document. It derives from the title of a short Latin love poem of the 12th century: Pamphilus, seu De Amore, which can be translated as "Pamphilus, or On Love." The name Pamphilus referred to a Greek god whose name means "loved by all." Following from this, the original pamphlets were short handwritten poems, tracts, or treatises, often consisting of several pages bound together. "Pamphleteer," which can be both a noun and a verb, combines "pamphlet" with the "-eer" suffix found in such words as "engineer" and "puppeteer."

1698

First Known Use of pamphleteer

1698


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