au·​to·​bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ ˌȯ-tə-bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce autobiographer (audio) , -bē- \
plural autobiographers

Definition of autobiographer

: 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

First Known Use of autobiographer

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autobiographer

autobiograph(y) + -er entry 2

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“Autobiographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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