Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

write–in

play
noun \ˈrīt-ˌin\

Simple Definition of write–in

  • : a candidate in an election whose name is not printed on the ballot and whose name must be written on the ballot by voters

  • : a vote for someone who is not on an election's official list of candidates

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of write–in

  1. 1 :  a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate

  2. 2 :  a candidate whose name is written in

1932

First Known Use of write–in

1932


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up write–in? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!