ghostwrite

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verb ghost·write \ˈgōs(t)-ˌrīt\

Definition of ghostwrite

ghostwrote

play \ˈgōs(t)-ˌrōt\;

ghostwritten

play \ˈgōs(t)-ˌri-tən\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to write for and in the name of another

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to write (a speech, a book, etc.) for another who is the presumed or credited author

ghostwriter

noun

Examples of ghostwrite in a Sentence

  1. She was hired to ghostwrite the mayor's autobiography.

Origin and Etymology of ghostwrite

back-formation from ghostwriter


First Known Use: 1927


GHOSTWRITE Defined for English Language Learners

ghostwrite

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verb ghost·write \ˈgōs(t)-ˌrīt\

Definition of ghostwrite for English Language Learners

  • : to write (something, such as a book) for someone else using that person's name

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