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playwright

play
noun play·wright \ˈplā-ˌrīt\

Simple Definition of playwright

  • : a person who writes plays

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of playwright

  1. :  a person who writes plays

Origin and Etymology of playwright

1play + obsolete wright maker — more at wright


First Known Use: 1616

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PLAYWRIGHT Defined for Kids

playwright

play
noun play·wright \ˈplā-ˌrīt\

Definition of playwright for Students

  1. :  a writer of plays





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