bi·​og·​ra·​pher bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio)
: a writer of a biography

Examples of biographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, as Ms. St. John told biographers, the relationship had been close but platonic. David E. Sanger, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 The lineup includes historians, biographers, family members and TV personalities like Conan O’Brien. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 That’s an example of something I was really gratified by, because getting to talk to Elon’s biographer was really remarkable. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 Elon Musk biographer Ashlee Vance explained that in the earliest days of online banking, Musk felt that financial institutions were too hesitant to embrace true innovation. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 27 Oct. 2023 That dependency took on a particularly urgent note this week, with a revelation from Musk biographer Walter Isaacson that the billionaire had personally intervened to withhold Starlink services from a planned Ukrainian offensive against Russia's Black Sea fleet in occupied Crimea. Rafi Schwartz, The Week, 8 Sep. 2023 And now exposed for it by a third detective: his biographer, Adam Sisman. Dominic Green, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2023 Per biographer Joe Nick Patoski’s book Selena: Como La Flor, the group got a fair amount of radio play, but Selena’s father, who was also an active member of the Air Force from 1961 to 1963, left the group in 1969. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 Axios reports that Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson has detailed the plan to build a $25,000 electric car alongside an autonomous robotaxi that could ferry passengers around. Tom Warren, The Verge, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biographer was in 1702

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“Biographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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