autobiographer

noun

au·​to·​bi·​og·​ra·​pher ˌȯ-tə-bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce autobiographer (audio)
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plural autobiographers
: a person who writes their own biography
'I have always been an autobiographer and a chronicler of my life and family,' she [Celia Paul] writes at the start of this memoir …Honor Clerk
Whatever is passed over in silence by an autobiographer should surely be one of the biographer's main areas of concern.Nicholas Jenkins

Examples of autobiographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, for Beyoncé the filmmaker and autobiographer, one narrative-building feat seems to remain out of reach. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2023 John Berger thought the autobiographer was freer than a novelist. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 Special counsel Jack Smith's team has spoken to the meeting's attendees, which included autobiographers for Meadows and at least two aides to Trump, sources tell ABC News. Katherine Faulders, ABC News, 26 June 2023 The autobiographer has trumped the biographer. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 But my favorite autobiographer is the one who tells it all. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2021 The erasure of her spelling in the pages of her own memoir may be an indication of how little control this formerly enslaved autobiographer had over her manuscript’s publication. The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of autobiographer was in 1807

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“Autobiographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autobiographer. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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