litterateur

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noun lit·ter·a·teur \ˌli-tə-rə-ˈtər, ˌli-trə-, -ˈtu̇r\
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littérateur

Definition of litterateur

  1. :  a literary person; especially :  a professional writer

Examples of litterateur in a Sentence

  1. Washington Irving is generally credited as the first American litterateur to gain a reputation in Britain and on the Continent.

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Origin and Etymology of litterateur

French littérateur, from Latin litterator critic, from litterae letters, literature



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