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

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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 17 Aug. 2022.

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