always used before a noun
: created by a process in which a person's spoken remarks are recorded (as during a series of interviews) and then edited and revised for publication by a professional writer
In Mr. Castaño's book …, an as-told-to memoir written with a Colombian journalist, Archbishop Duarte is called a friend.Juan Forero, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2002
"I do remember saying that," reflected Orser, who had been recording his thoughts during the Calgary Games for an as-told-to book he was writing with Steve Milton.Cam Cole, CanWest News Service, 3 Feb. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of as-told-to was in 1957

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“As-told-to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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