ghostwrite

verb ghost·write \ ˈgōs(t)-ˌrīt \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of ghostwrite

ghostwrote play \ˈgōs(t)-ˌrōt\; ghostwritten play \ˈgōs(t)-ˌri-tᵊn\
intransitive verb
:to write for and in the name of another
transitive verb
: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.

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Origin and Etymology of ghostwrite

back-formation from ghostwriter


GHOSTWRITE Defined for English Language Learners

ghostwrite

verb

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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