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 Harmange had graduated a year earlier with a degree in communications and was freelancing as a copywriter. New York Times, "With ‘I Hate Men,’ a French Feminist Touches a Nerve," 10 Jan. 2021 The department store Montgomery Ward published the tale, which May wrote while working for the retailer in Chicago as an in-house advertising copywriter. René A. Guzman,, "Santa’s reindeer have a lot of nonmagical relatives, but they’re special, too," 15 Dec. 2020 A few weeks in, a grizzled, middle-aged fellow-copywriter named Bart took me to lunch. Bruce Mccall, The New Yorker, "My Life in Cars," 12 Dec. 2020 Robert May, a copywriter at Montgomery Ward in Chicago who, in 1939, had been asked to write a Christmas story that the department store could give away during the holiday season. Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic, "The Christmas Special From Hell," 24 Nov. 2020 My parents met at Mortimer’s in New York City in 1982—my father, John Granger, a British tailor on a business trip from London and my mother, Irit Goldman, a copywriter 21 years his junior. Jessica Granger, Vogue, "My Body, Myself: An Unexpected Journey Out of Grief," 23 Oct. 2020 Luke Geoffrey, 35, a copywriter who lives in Manchester, England, is furloughed, which means every day really does feel like a weekend. Alyson Krueger New York Times, Star Tribune, "How quarantine killed the weekend: 'It feels like perpetual Thursday'," 29 Sep. 2020 The film stars first-time filmmaker Josh Ruben as Fred, a frustrated copywriter who checks into a winter cabin to start his first novel. Clark Collis,, "Scare Me trailer teases a terrifying battle of wits," 14 Sep. 2020 Some of the most common work-from-anywhere job titles, FlexJobs noted, include business development manager, copywriter, customer support specialist, marketing manager, front-end developer, product manager, and curriculum designer. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "25 Companies Hiring Remote Workers Right Now," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of copywriter

1911, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2021

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“Copywriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of copywriter

: someone whose job is to write the words for advertisements

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