copy·​writ·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce copywriter (audio) \

Definition of copywriter

: a writer of advertising or publicity copy

Examples of copywriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glaeser shifted gears again in his late 20s, joining a local advertising firm as a copywriter. Jeff Csatari, Popular Mechanics, "How a Former Advertising Executive Found His Purpose in Leathercraft," 13 Dec. 2019 The company says copywriters receive at minimum 30 hours of introductory training. Pamela Boykoff, Clare Sebastian And Masha Angelova, CNN, "The RealReal CEO stands up for the company's authentication policy," 29 Nov. 2019 In addition to her full-time role as an English professor and a part-time job as an advertising copywriter, Amanda normally manages to post a new recipe on Lemon Baby once every couple of weeks. Michelle Matthews |, al, "Alabama food writer shares her recipes for the good life," 4 Dec. 2019 Stagg, a former magazine editor who has since ventured into the world of freelance and moonlights as a copywriter for Balenciaga, uses laser precision when speaking about the world of fashion. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Natasha Stagg’s Sleeveless Describes the New York That We Hate To Love," 25 Oct. 2019 According to the group’s findings, the consignment site entrusts most of its authentication to copywriters with no expertise in luxury goods. Fortune, "New Reporting Supports Kavanaugh Allegation: The Broadsheet," 16 Sep. 2019 Melissa Berman has made a living making up stories about things like flying on Virgin Atlantic or making your lashes pop with Revlon mascara as a copywriter and Creative Director in advertising. Melissa Berman, Longreads, "Conversations with My Loveliest," 19 Aug. 2019 Written in consultation with haredi copywriters, the leaflets urge Jewish guests to be alert to lines and leave campgrounds clean. Cnaan Liphshiz,, "In the Swiss Alps, locals and haredi Orthodox tourists find ways to get along," 2 July 2019 Michael Lopez, 28, a copywriter in Los Angeles, is terrified of heights. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, "Using Fear to Break Out of a Funk," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of copywriter

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Copywriter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of copywriter

: someone whose job is to write the words for advertisements

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